“How To Print” is the project I completed during the course of my Pitch Your Own Design Internship this summer at Poster House. It is a series of educational illustrations and graphics on printmaking compiled into a booklet that unfolds into a poster. It is not a comprehensive guide, but rather an approachable overview on three types of printmaking used to produce posters: stone lithography, screen printing, and Risograph printing. The goal of this project was to make an accessible and visually engaging tool that can be used to teach anyone about printmaking. We developed ”How to Print” with elementary to high school-aged students in mind, since it will be used by and distributed during Poster House’s school partnerships.
In true Poster House fashion, the reader can unfold the booklet into a poster!
Printmaking involves the transfer of an image from a matrix, or template, to a substrate using ink and pressure. Multiple copies can be printed from the same matrix, allowing designers to quickly create large batches of prints. A common method to produce multi-color images is to use different matrices to print layers on top of each other, each using a different color ink.
Stone Lithography Illustration
Stone lithography is a printing method involving oil and water resistance on a flat limestone block.
Screen Printing Illustration
Screen printing is the process of pushing ink through a stenciled mesh screen to create a design.
Risograph Printing Illustration
Risograph printing is a stencil-based printing method executed by a digital duplicator machine called a Risograph.
This booklet was developed and designed by Erin Moore as a part of her Pitch Your Own Design Internship with Poster House in Summer 2021. Guidance was provided by mentors Ola Baldych and Mihoshi Fukushima Clark, and content editing was done by Angelina Lippert.
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