Letterpress, joy and Favini paper
Posted in Art, Graphic Specialities
On Saturday 21st of November, during the Wien Art Week 2015, Carissimo Letterpress opened their studio doors to more than 300 visitors. All of whom had the possibility to see the vintage presses and machinery as well as to experience the pressing technique in action.
Each visitor had the opportunity to try Letterpress themselves and to make their own Christmas card.
Additional give away items that the visitors could make themselves used both wooden and lead type blocks. They created their own poster called “Eat glitter for breakfast & shine all day”.
The quality of printing results will depend on the type of paper used. The thickness is an important factor because it allows the use of a lot of pressure without breaking or damaging the paper. Favini’s ecological paper made using residues from organic by- products, Crush, is ideal for letterpress printing.
Remake is the new high-end eco-friendly Favini paper which includes leather residues. The smooth touch on a bulky surface gives superb printability also particularly suitable for letterpress.
If you like the topic “Letterpress” read our post about its renaissance: https://www.favini.com/en/news/the-letterpress-renaissance/