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Picking up with the What to expect series today we’ll be discussing large coverage areas and floods.  Below is a business card design by Vanessa of NESS Design. It is a 2/1 letterpress business card printed on 220# paper. Vanessa’s cards got a really great ink coverage because of a few things. Her knocked out type was built up with extra stroke wight so that we could flood the press with a LOT of ink and by the time the letters started to fill in they were back to their “normal” weights. Serifed typography is a lot harder to work with and isn’t recommend (especially when small). If you want to knock out of a flood color area (knock-out meaning that the type is white or image area is white with ink surrounding it) then stick to imagery or typography that can …

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The Dingbat internship has been a blast! I’m learning so much and I’ve really enjoyed it. Here’s one of my recent insights to letterpress printing: Registration is an important part of every job that is run through the press. It’s the process of aligning the paper and printing plate to create a print that looks just as it was designed to look from the digital proofs. Basically, it’s making sure that the print comes out straight. The press prints only one color at a time. So, multi-color jobs are run through the press multiple times using separate printing plates for each run. For example this two-color job for the Tall Cello Man went through the press twice, first for the blue and then for the gray, and required two plates, one for everything printed in blue and one for everything printed in …

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