Vintage Press Textures!

I fell in love with the printing press way back when I had a job at the Newspaper. My work printed daily on a vintage Heidelberg press. The press men would break my art into 4 plates and load them onto a machine that took up the better part of a three story warehouse. The best prints would be the first ones off the run, the plates were never quite lined up right and the work printed off center with amazing ink textures. The press men would calibrate the machine and eventually have perfect prints.

My issue with digital press’ and printers are that they are to perfect… Somewhere between then and now I’ve been obsessed with re creating the plate shift effects. That’s what this exercise was about.

What do you think?

Helvetica Sucks

Press Textures Sample


Texture Sample


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