Cripes…I’ve been so busy with Tweedle print projects these days that I haven’t even had a moment to take photos and post! I’m not complaining – I’m just surprised that my business has switched into high gear so rapidly. I’m still reeling a little, and trying to figure out how to handle all the new work. But as I keep saying, it’s a good problem to have. And it’s so rewarding to know that people really like my work and keep coming back for more.
I took a break last week from client projects to work on a postcard for a swap hosted by Ladies of Letterpress, a group I belong to. The only rules were that it be 6″ x 4″, and be a “Greetings From…” wherever you live. Because I like to challenge myself (or make myself crazy, as iHub would say), I decided to do a 3 color print on the front with really tight registration. I designed in a slightly older, cheesy postcard style with colors from the 70s. Printing it definitely made me work…especially since Leonard had a bit of a relapse into funky inking. But I’m pretty proud of how it turned out:
As you can see, I definitely went for some impression on the front…but not so much as to cause it to show through to the back. I plan to investigate duplexing my house cotton paper at some point in the near future.
While I only printed enough on this run for the swap itself, I may run some more in the future for sale through my shop.