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The base plate for the under colour is printed first. The plate is aligned with the registration marks on a piece of paper that sits underneath a piece of acetate. The plate has been inked up with a light green mixed with yellow.
The print has been run through the press. The paper is peeled back off the plate but held in place by the roller on the press so the position of the print is maintained in relation to the registration.
The paper has been peeled back from the under plate. A new plate is put in exactly the same position on the press bed as the first under plate. This new plate has been inked up in a mixture of sepia and black. This plate will print all the line work for the image.
The second plate is run through the press. This image shows the paper being peeled back off the plate to reveal the addition of the new line work that has been printed on to of the base colour.
The print is checked for any imperfections.
The print is put in between drying boards to dry out for 4 days. The boards keep the print flat as it dries. For this print I add watercolour and hand tint areas that cant be inked up easily during the print process.