Hi everyone. Thought I would try my hand at a process thread since I get so much from everyone else's. I'd never have been able to print these posters without this forum, so thanks to everyone for their awesome tutelage. I haven't fallen this hard for a hobby since I learned to play the guitar years ago.
Anyway, on to the process. These posters are of sci-fi author Philip K. Dick. I'm a big fan of his work and I wanted to try my hand at a halftone.
Here are the transparencies: Inkjet films.
Exposing the screen: 250W light @ 24" for 24:30 minutes.
Zoned out while printing the first color, so I didn't take pictures until after the fact. First color on 2 different colors of paper.
Had a few of these while they dried:
Mixing the pink: (Note -- PKD claimed he felt he was hit with a beam of pink light, which he talks about in many of his books. He thought this pink light contained information that was beamed to him from some far away sentient being, whether it was god or something else. Dude did mad drugs. Makes for great reading.)
Registration for 2nd color: printed onto transparency and lined up
paper under that.
Ran the pink and here's the final product:
And a few close ups of the halftones:
Poster printing is still fairly new to me, but I really enjoy the process. Though these are far from perfect, they are the closest I've gotten to the prints actually looking even remotely like the digital design. Probably the two areas I had the most trouble with were getting a good flood pull and getting clean halftones. Hopefully those will get better with practice. Anyway, thanks to everyone for sharing their wisdom on this board.