Five year old letterpress studio Vote for Letterpress, tasked with creating a calendar for New York Public Radio, hit this one out of the park with this intricate print on Coventry Rag. In their words:
3-color split fountain? Check.
Intricately detailed illustration by Felix Sockwell? Check.
2,000 posters, printed one at a time on our hand-cranked Vandercook SP-20? Check mate.
This was one of the most challenging jobs we’ve printed. There’s a crazy amount of detail in this poster, and while tight registration of the colors wasn’t critical, it was still important to get it pretty close. Press preparation (called makeready) took 3 days alone before we were ready to print the black plate. Total press time probably neared 40 hours.
We're big fans of people who love paper and VFL has our vote.