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2019英文手寫字凸版印刷月曆/紀實

 版子與色票們

版子與色票們

最近為了說好的2019凸版月曆,回台灣沒多久之後,就騰了兩天的時間下台中看印。

由於這次是12個月份x100組的雄厚印量,還是交給經驗老到的師傅最安心。

看印現場再度感受到海德堡機的魅力,兩天的時間更是被師傅熟稔的各種動作煞到。

Not long after moving to Taiwan, I arranged for a trip to Taichung where I can see my letterpress prints come to life.

Physically being present makes all the difference. It’s magical.

 海德堡機@晨欣印刷

海德堡機@晨欣印刷

 所有的顏色都是師傅手工調墨

所有的顏色都是師傅手工調墨

過去曾經委託同樣的師傅印製其他的設計,但這次終於能親自參與其中,現場跟師傅一起看顏色、看海德堡機運作,真的很開心。

這大概也是我癡心於凸版印刷的原因之一,因為這樣的印刷本身就是跟師傅的合作,而不是檔案送過去就沒事了。

印刷現場可以有很多的手動調整,包括壓力、墨色、版位,甚至為了不留遺憾而選擇重印等等(確實發生在我身上)。

即便是當初遠在他方,也還是會需要透過網路跟師傅溝通印刷細節,而我很喜歡這樣的過程。

This was not my first time working with this printer, but it was the first time for me to actually be there and watch the magic happen.

I really enjoyed being there. Being actively participating and taking part of the creation process.

And thank God I was there, because my idea for one of the colors didn’t work out, so we ended up reprinting the whole batch!

凸版印刷-海德堡機-letterpress-Heidelberg

今年會決定印2019凸版月曆,是源自我對顏色的執著,還有凸版印刷本身帶來的樸質、手作感。

我時常思考手寫字的溫度,能夠怎麼樣被加乘與放大,於是當我認識了凸版印刷的魅力時,就決定他們是相輔相成的最佳組合。

相較於一般輸出,凸版印刷對我來說,是少數能夠為手寫字,再添一分手作感的技術。

為什麼呢?

印刷當下師傅專注的能量,跟當初手寫的溫度,同時反映在成品上面,於是當一張卡片拿在手上,即便是短短一段字,就是有股說無法言語形容的迷人之處。

而且,凸版印刷的原理,就跟蓋印章一般,蓋出來不會有兩張一模一樣的成品,每一張都是獨一無二的,都是一個孩子。

I'm always looking for ways to amplify the "by hand" nature of lettering, and the second I was introduced to the art of letterpress, that was it.

The two of them were meant to be. They are not about being perfect, they are about embracing the imperfection and the uniqueness.

And that was exactly why I decided to make this calendar suite happen.

凸版印刷-晨欣印刷-letterpress print-英文手寫字-hand lettering
凸版印刷-英文手寫字-letterpress-hand lettering

期待他們成為大家的收藏,為你們帶來2019一整年的美好。

p.s.這個月底會第一時間在IG上公布月曆套組上架訊息,喜歡的朋友別忘了追蹤

I hope my 2019 letterpress calendar suite will introduce you to the beauty of both hand lettering and letterpress:)

They will be available for ordering by the end of September. Stay Tuned!

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Photography by Autumn Scope