Fluid Ink prints letterpress coasters, greeting cards, gift tags and invitations onto cotton paper and recycled card stock using photopolymer plates, vintage illustrated blocks and moveable wood & metal type.
Davina Farinola says "I’m extremely lucky to be able to work from a home studio. This allows me to operate at odd hours to accommodate my awesome family’s needs. Our main workhorse ‘The Admiral’ is a 1913 Chandler and Price Press. I mix all of my inks by hand from my library of base inks, using Pantone formulae. The appeal is being hands on, messy and sometimes quite physical.
Printing something new is always a happy surprise. The digital versions can only hint at how the final letterpress versions may turn out when printed in a solid oil based colour, pressed into cotton paper."