Transparent Inks & Letterpress Printing
Wednesday August 17, 2022: 5:30pm to 7:30pm Add to Calendar
Downtown Library: Secret Lab
Solid colors got you down? Then try Transparent Ink!
Transparent ink starts with a neutral base that is also called Mixing White. A small amount of pigment is added in order to blend a lighter shade of the main color. This shade allows other colors printed underneath to show through, creating a unique effect as well as opportunities for color mixing when overprinting.
We'll demo some quick principles of basic ink mixing for you to observe, and blend up a rainbow of transparent tones for you to print with on a Vandercook cylinder press.
An assortment of handset wood type & paper will be available for use, and no previous letterpress experience is necessary.
Due to the presence of lead-based type, this program is intended for adults.