Today was seasons day in the letterpress shop: Frühling, Sommer, Herbst, and Winter (generously contributed translations by Catherine, via Google Translate over the phone). One of the nice things about using a “defective” press – the Grafix proof press I’m using here in Berlin is only partially working and I need to manually roll the ink onto the type – is that printing multiple colours at the same time is easy. Or at least easier.
I printed 40 copies of a 20 cm by 40 cm sheet in four colours – green, red, orange and blue – and once the ink is dry tomorrow I’ll return and slice them up into 20 cm by 10 cm cards, which will fit nicely inside the 210 mm by 110 mm translucent envelopes I just picked up across the street at Modulor. I should have everything in the mail to my global network of subscribers by mid-afternoon Wednesday.