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Letterpress Printing with a Steamroller!

Started by Dave Hughes, August 30, 2008, 08:14:40 PM

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Dave Hughes

Entertaining, if a little pointless, printing with the use of a road roller!

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QuoteAt the School of Visual Concepts' 7th annual Wayzgoose, we did poster printing in the parking lot with a printing press you can drive.

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Andy Keck

If the resolution were better, you'd be able to make me out in the background of a couple of those shots!

John B Easson

Just to update you all...we're hoping to follow this up with the first UK steamroller print in Blairgowrie (just North of Perth) on 4th April 2009, as the opening event in the local arts festival, stART. Will let you know if it works!

John B Easson.


My wife, Pat, who is quite an accomplished quilter, read the "Letterpress Printing With a Steamroller" post and it reminded her of the time she  was asked to demonstrate  at a local high school. The students had entered a state high school quilt making contest and they needed some pointers about quilt making.

To make their quilt unique, the students printed some of the fabric to be used in the quilt themselves. They conned their teacher into letting them use her car to do the printing. A length of fabric was laid out in the school yard. The car tyres were inked with fabric paint, and the car was driven over the fabric in a direct letterpress fashion. This process was repeated until they achieved the results they wanted.

The fabric was cut into the shapes required and used to make their entry to the competition. They took out second prize.
George Finn (Mechanic)
Gold Coast

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