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Royale with Cheese

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Royale with Cheese is a poster printed for my letterpress class. The theme of this project was “your favorite movie quote.”

 
 
 
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The Process

 
 
 
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First, two sheets of film were developed from a digital file, one for each color to be used.

 
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Then, photopolymer plates were created by etching using the films.

 
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Next, the first plate was mounted on the press bed. The plate had a steel backing so it firmly attached to the magnetic blocks on the press bed.

 
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After careful adjustments, the first run with black ink was printed. The prints were then transferred to the rack to dry overnight.

 
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Next day, the second plate was mounted for a second run with gold ink. Many proofs were printed to make sure the alignment was spot on between the two colors.

 
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Finally, the finished prints were cut, editioned, and signed.