Fluid Ink Welcome Little One Card, large
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 has 2 presses – A Golding Pearl #3 (‘Mavis’) built in Boston USA in 1892 and her main workhorse ‘The Admiral’ a 1913 Chandler and Price. She mixes all inks by hand from her 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.for Davina, having customers pick up their bespoke letterpress pieces is both a nervous and wonderful experience. Watching them see their invitations/stationery for the first time is very rewarding.