946Re: Line Art Challenge
- Oct 4, 2002Katie
A bit further comment on this:
I don't trust in the notion that a high resolution scanner alone will
do the job for you, the higher the better, etc., and that's that.
Certainly hi-rez will help but not if you rely solely on it. If you
are going to print the image letterpress you have to get it to a
state where it will replicate exactingly despite all the additional
problems associated with presswork; ink gain, impression.
This requires a bit of handwork; thinning the weighty strokes,
rebuilding the thin strokes, incorporating ink traps (breaking
curves, bracketing tight angles, etc), and when possible, the
construction of inking supports and drains. If you do it right and
enlarge the piece at all, it will look a bit odd. But the proof is in
the printing. I find this to be a very intuitive process and relying on
mathematics and exact pixel configuration isn't actually going to get
you to where you need to be.
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