oak tree wedding invitations

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These letterpress wedding invitations were the first invites I printed with the technique of a split ink fountain. To achieve a gradient, the steel cylinder on the press is inked up with two colors, one on the left and right of the cylinder. When the ink distributes it creates the gradient that happened here in the great oak background. I’ve found since printing this and other split fountain pieces, that it is a lot harder to keep color consistent with two analogous colors on the color wheel as they just want to blend all together as the ink distributes more throughout the run. We had to clean the press about 3 times for this set of 100, so as to not have the yellow and green become one middle color from the continual distribution. In the end though, this is another favorites …

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