VPCo: Birds and Flowers

VPCo: Birds and Flowers

Regular price $78.00

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.