You & me, Bed, Now Letterpress Print
- You & Me, Bed, Now quote, set in mixed vintage type.
- colour - black (Cranfield oil-based ink)
- handprinted, original letterpress art
- edition of 22 (letterpress is not normally editioned, but I only own one chase and a limited set of vintage type, meaning everything is taken apart when a print run is finished)
- signed and numbered on the back so as not to detract from the image
- approx size: 11cm square
-size of printed area: 4 x 5 cm
- Hahnemühle etching paper, 300gsm with torn or deckle edges
- plastic-free postage using recycled materials
I set vintage lead type by hand. After inking up I print the design with my 130 year old Victorian cast iron manual book press, affectionately known as Alma. This design is printed on lovely thick textured Hahnemühle etching paper, and the letters emboss slightly into the paper. There will be variations between each print, making each one unique. This is part of the charm of owning an original letterpress print rather than a reproduction.