VPCo: Birds and Flowers
PRINTED BY HAND IN SCOTLAND
Flowers and birds in charcoal
Size: 18¼ x 11¼ inches, 460 x 290 mm
Print: Squashed paste printing is a very old technique whereby a pigmented paste (usually made from wheat flour) is painted onto the sheet of paper, that sheet laid onto a carved printing plate.
Pressure is applied by hand or via a printing press, the ink is squeezed away from the pattern leaving a two tone print. It creates a softer image, not a "hi res" print as you would expect from a traditional process such as letterpress.
Paper: VPCo Handmade Paper
Press: Early 1900s Gem Proof Press
Made By: William McCracken
Suitable for bookbinding, box covering and lining, picture framing, furniture and the general paper crafts.
Our Tip: Great for books and boxes of all sizes
Our printing process is done entirely by hand. This means that there may be slight variances from sheet to sheet including "salting" which is where the print may have very slightly patchy areas.