Jeff cuts out our typeface with a jigsaw.
Jeff and Jon Gorilla-glue the letters to blocks, cut uniformly to allow for a 1/2" margin around the letter "R" which has the widest dimensions. Notice that the letters are backwards. Text and images are reversed when transferred to the printing surface.
Sara paints the type black, before we ink it, while Jon and Jeff mount the printing surface on a stretcher to lower onto the type for printing.
Sara prepares the ink for our print.
MC, Jon and Sara hand-roll ink onto our type. The stretcher is ready to be flipped over onto the type for printing.
We wait to attach the lower portion of our sign until we assemble our shanty on the lake.
And this is where our LETTERPRESS sign now lives, on Medicine Lake. The front wall of our shanty is both letterpress and print.
We look forward to seeing you in print and on the ice, starting this Saturday, January 14.