Barn Dance Invitations
 
 
Greg’s sister Margaret designed the invitations to the barn dance, and she and Bug were able to watch the press run at Aardvark in MacArthur Park. The pressman ran them by hand on two antique presses, one for each color.http://www.aardvarkletterpress.com/history.htmshapeimage_2_link_0
Letterpress printing
The pressman arranges the custom block.
The block was made from Margaret’s design.
Inking the turquoise layer.
Checking the run.
The rollers move up and down to ink the block.
The rollers move up and down to ink the block.
Turquoise layer.
Everything is checked carefully.
Checking the chocolate layer on a second press.
Chocolate layer test.
Everything is checked carefully...
...and adjusted before printing.
The envelope text is formed on a linotype.
Hot Type, revolutionized newspaper printing.
Final invitations on the press.
Hot off the press with Pantone Matching colors.
More than 150 years of old technology.