Concert program for Veka-Glarus.ch printed in 6 print runs from metal type and Ludlow slugs.
For this poster, I had the message «nie mehr gähnen» which means «no more yawning», but it could also be understood as «never yawn more». I wanted this poster to look like a mirror maze. So some parts of the poster are reversed, others are side correct. So I developed a technique to print a side correct image on the front and a flipped version of that same image on the back – simultaneously!
I first started by experimenting with plasic foils on the packing of the cylinder, then I later used a thin offset rubber blanket as a tympan sheet. Obviously, what I am doing here is indirect printing (basically a dry offset process), so an offset rubber blanket would work perfectly. I run the press without a sheet and print on my on the cylinder on my first run. This image is side correct, but then will be transferred as a reversed image on the back of my printing sheet. Then I basically just print on the front of the sheet. The ink that has been sitting on the rubber blanked, is by the pressure on the front being traced on the back of my sheet. So I have a front and back double-penetration print! Yeah.
To get the effect of the mirror maze, I printed some of the elements on the front side correct, some other elements on the back. Since these posters have been folded, it makes sense that you would have to flip the posters back and forth during the concert season of the program. Printed in 6 very slow print runs (remember, I had to doubleprint the cylinder with each run!).
Paper: Tatami Natural, 115g/m2
January 2017, edition of 500 posters on a FAG Control 405