Re: [PPLetterpress] turning images into letterpress-able files--learning resources?
- There is a very informative book that is entitled something like ³Printing
with the Sun² which is about using a product called Solarplate, a name brand
of photo polymer. Same principles apply, although things shift if you are
printing intaglio versus relief (letterpress). If you are experimenting and
don¹t need to have fine detail, you can make your own plates; you can even
make your own negatives on a laser or ink jet printer. If you are looking
for critical detail, as in commercial work, you are better off creating your
files and giving them to a professional platemaker. It¹s still good to know
how to make the right kind of file, however. For more information online,
Ars Brevis Press
on 3/2/05 3:03 PM, amymscott at amymscott@... wrote:
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> Hi, I'm new--first post!
> I've done some letterpress, but now want to experiment with printing
> with photopolymer plates. I get the basics (I'm moderately familiar
> with photoshop and the macromedia suite, but mostly from a web
> design angle)--but can you all recommend some resources (books?
> software?) that can help me get better at converting art (photos,
> scans, etc.) to files that can be used to make decent
> negatives/plates? I sort of stink at it right now :)
> THANK YOU!
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