Just figured I'd take some pictures and show my way of doing things. I wanted to make some bigger prints to emphasize the continued pattern of my plates through replication and so I would have something I could show at print shows and stuff like that. Enough talk, here's yer process:
Here's my registration sheet so I know where to place the plates on the press
Got all the ink out
Mix yer inks
Apply ink with a card
Wipe the excess ink off with cheese cloth..
Till it looks like this
Roll up some blue on the roller
Roll blue over the plate
Lining the plate up with the purple marks on the registration sheet
The paper needs to be soaked for about half an hour, it doesn't really matter how long you leave it in there as long as the glue gets soaked out of the paper. So you take that out, put it between the paper on the table and roll it with that rolling pin to dry the paper a bit
Lay the paper on top
Crank it through the press
pull that plate off
re-ink the plate with red, then wipe it off again, then roll some yellow on top
Line that up, put the paper back down (it hasn't moved because it's still being held in place by the press), pull it through, annnnnd
There ya go!
Did the same thing with these two plates as well
Final run of prints for these plates
Thanks for reading!