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12/16/2012
Columbus
IIDA Coasters on Press
IIDA print of promotional coaster green ink first run

We visited our great friends at Igloo Letterpress today in Columbus to do an on-press color check of the IIDA promotional coaster. The purpose of the coaster is to announce the new IIDA Ohio/Kentucky Chapter website at the beginning of 2013. Visit our friends at Igloo Letterpress.

We felt like a coaster was a great fun way to do a digital announcement. There's a certain textural quality that you get with the coaster paper when letterpressed. The depth of the impression is impressive. Today's goal was to do a first pass color check, and so far it looks great! The second color (orange) will be printed next week. The first passes are always my favorite while the printer is adjusting the coverage of ink on the rollers. You get so many little imperfections called "hickeys" that show up in these first couple prints. Those little hickeys make each and every print unique, just like the chapter itself.

Many thanks to Allison and Beth and Igloo for the quick turn on this project and trying to get these things out for the beginning of the year!

Allison mixing the green ink for the first print.

Ink on the roller

Paper stack ready to be printed

The press ready to be turned on

a close up of some details on the press

Images of the first pass of green printing 

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