Recently I took on a project for Ashley from Monster Bites (which featured Tweedle Press on their cool blog a few months back). Ashley wanted to send me some old programs and flyers from one of her college’s alumni events, and have me hand recycle them into new sheets of purple paper for note cards. I added some purple flecks from my own stash of scrap paper, and letterpress printed cows on the fronts. We came up with a joint message that states how the note cards were made, and they’ll be handed out to other alums at an event. What a great idea! Talk about sustainable. And bovine-chic.
I love how my hand recycled paper takes a letterpress impression – it’s so squishy and absorbent, and prints beautifully with my vegetable based inks.
Ever sine Paul came down to give Leonard a once over, he’s been behaving rather well. My previous inking issues have been almost completely solved by adding roll bearers to the forme, and now I know how to adjust platen pressure myself. Leonard still has a problem with maintaining consistent pressure, but at least I can achieve the prints I want eventually. At some point I’ll need to invest in a Vandercook, but this is working for now! Leonard is just big with the makeready. Oh well.