Royale with Cheese is a poster printed for my letterpress class. The theme of this project was “your favorite movie quote.”
First, two sheets of film were developed from a digital file, one for each color to be used.
Then, photopolymer plates were created by etching using the films.
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.
After careful adjustments, the first run with black ink was printed. The prints were then transferred to the rack to dry overnight.
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.
Finally, the finished prints were cut, editioned, and signed.