The Printing Process

The Collateral Damage Series was printed at the Red Horse Press, in Hatfield, MA.

Pictured is assistant pressman: Larry  Newey, of Pittsfield, MA

Each block of wood has printing ink rolled evenly across the raised relief of the wood.

It is then placed on the press, with a sheet of slightly dampened printing paper carefully placed on top of the inked wood block. Hopefully it is centered and “registered” correctly.

Images created with more then one wood block must have the first block printed.

Usually I will have a base color printed first. That image must be fully dry, before the next color – or level, can be added on top.

Assistant pressman Larry Newey was an expert at registering (lining up perfectly) each successive image on top of one another.

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