Not really sure what was going on here. Probably the result of some late night hairbrained ideas not fully thought through.
100+ year old woodtype put back to work after a layoff off 50 years is weird, it’s like the internet never happened and Arial hadn’t polluted the entire world with it’s ugly presence.
The posters were printed on Multilith 1250 wash up sheets that were going to be thrown away. The Multilith 1250 was/is a very well respected small litho printing press. A wash up sheet is like a litho printing plate without the printing bit, and is used to clean up the press after printing (it removes all the ink off the rollers), the hole punches along the top and bottom of the sheet hold it onto the impression cylinder of the press to do this. Are you still awake?
The poster was hand set/hand inked and printed on our Soldan Proof Press. 10 copies were made. If you’d like one we’ll quite happily take money off you for all the hours of swearing that were endured to make it. Used £10 notes dropped through our door are fine.
Poster dimensions: Sheet size: 280mm x 450mm. Image area: 150mm x 355mm
Stock: Multilith 1250 wash up sheet, around the 300gsm mark