This project started 10 years ago. One of my 1st relief engravings was of a little black and white pufferfish floating through some waves. It was a hit and sold out after a short while. Then the block broke. No more pufferfish.
Jump to a few months ago, when I realized that this little fish needs to be back and bigger and brighter and letterpress printed so deep it looks 3D. So I took a scan of the original pufferfish, blew him up a bit and had a printing plate made at Boxcar Press.
These are printed on 110lb cotton Cranes Lettra paper in 2 color ways.
The 1st is the "Neon Sherbet", as it has been nicknamed around here! Split fountain blended inking that goes from fluorescent pink to neon orange and back to the pink.
A quick shot of the back of the paper. Debossing is out of this world!
They printed beautifully! Photos do no justice to the neon!
Then we printed the little guy in a soft black. It's a nice way to really show off the original engraving details without the wild colors! Another deep impression!