Tuesday, November 9, 2010


It was a last minute decision to create a seris of posters about letterpress printing.
To add some sort of drawing force to the exhibit space, large scale screen printed posters that would draw the audiences’ attention seemed appropriate.
To add another layer I embedded a QR (Quick Respone) code, which links to this blog. 
(A QR Code is a matrix barcode (or two-dimensional code), readable by QR scanners, mobile phones with a camera, and smartphones. The code consists of black modules arranged in a square pattern on white background. The information encoded can be text, URL or other data.)
LINK: http://letterpresspi.blogspot.com/

To print A2 posters on paper is really difficult as most screen printers do not print beyond A3. So instead of printing on paper, I decided I would print on cloth and have a screen printer who prints bed-sheets etc. do the screen printing part.

Since I had photographs in the background, I had those printed digitally with the QR code on cloth at Welpak. The screens were prepared at Jai printers who print on tshirts, bed-sheets, pillows, jeans etc.
After printing on cloth, the poster were taken to the screen printers where a single print of each poster was made.

Below are some of the process and end product pictures:

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