Wood type, metal type, and sometimes xeroxing are combined with inkjet printing for these invitations, dating from 1989 to 2005.
Birthday party invitation. "Surprise Party for a Man of Many Hats". Metal type and illustrations. Printed on a Vandercook press. Richmond, Virginia, 1990.
New Year annoucement, 2000. Epson inkjet on watercolor paper. Point Reyes, California.
InvitesInvitations and announcements
Often, if I have access to a letterpress printing shop, I like to go back to the basics of typography by way of metal type. The constraints of letterpress printing are a healthful reprive from the no-constraints mode of the digital realm.