Monday, 10 January 2011

I saw three ships come sailing by...

Here's one of the lovely pieces that I received at Christmas. Printed on Offenbach Bible 60gsm. To tie in with the ships theme, each of three ships is printed in a different colour, it is printed offset litho - and the colours are overprinted which also creates the effect of more colours.
Fenner Paper also supplied the snazzy C5 envelopes as well!
Overprinting (colour on top of another colour) was commonplace back in the days of letterpress, and when creating colours out of CMYK was very expensive. However it's a process which is rather forgotten nowadays - probably because it's nigh on impossible to create digitally and the results can only be seen on the press when it's actually being printed. Many people would wrongly assume that it's been printed silkscreen - but you wouldn't get the effect because (in general) Litho inks are transparent and silkscreen inks are opaque.

Design is by Maddison Graphic based in Ely and litho printing is by Identity in Paddock Wood in Kent.
Posted by Justin Hobson 10.01.2011

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