After a weekend of no water in the house and plumbing woes out of the way, the Moby print came back in focus. There will be one more color for the border, but for the most part things are looking pretty complete. Keeping the print paper properly lined up (registration) can often be a challenge. This time around I pre cut the paper to 5″x7″ with a blade (no tearing) and used layers of tape as guides in the lower right corner. Below are the three colors printed thus far and a completed image. Many types of paper have been used for the full edition including BFK Rives, Arches and others. Color testing has been on newsprint or computer paper.
Right now, all the prints are laid out and drying. I love seeing a full edition out on a tabletop. It makes me feel like something has really been accomplished. Instant satisfaction!
A closer look at one.
Hopefully by late afternoon the prints will be dry enough for the final border color. All I have to do is keep the cat & dogs from placing their mucky paws or chins on the drying lot. The majority of images will head off to the Leftover Print exchange organized by my Sitka friend Amy Nack. One or two will pop up for sale and the others will find homes with Moby’s previous owners. Cindy and the kids will get a kick out of it. I’ve not met his first owners but maybe they too would enjoy having an image of the boy all grown up. 🙂