Friday, July 01, 2011

LetterMpress

This wood-type-press app seems kewl.

It would be even kewler though to play around with a real, big wood-letter press, make big art posters.

There must be a way of making art digitally, then getting it etched into wood or other material to make print shapes like these letters...

... But then I'm thinking, can you really make anything with screen printing that you can't make directly with digital print? Results-wise I mean, I'm sure the physical process is inspiring to many.

4 comments:

emptyspaces said...

The cool thing about letterpress is the bas relief that results from the press compacting the paper. When it's done on high-quality paper, you can feel it with your fingers. There's also a randomness to the saturation of the ink — when you look closely, it's apparent that the ink doesn't cover uniformly. The effect is kinda cool.

eolake said...

Good point.

kentg said...

Check out solar plates.

eolake said...

What's that? for solar energy??