Anachronism Press Case Study

Random Wood Type Prints

Random Wood Type Prints

A whole lot of wood type randomly placed together and run on 220# paper through a Vandercook 219 press with a split fountain. Printed as a poster and also cut down into coasters.

Random Wood Type Prints

This print uses a split fountain, which is achieved by putting a color on one side of the inking drum and a second color on the other side of the drum. As the drum spins and inks the rollers, the colors merge together to create a gradient effect.

Project challenge

Make posters and coasters by randomly placing wood type of various styles and sizes on a press and locking it tight.

Our solution

Here are the coasters. We made these by cutting the posters down into squares and rounding the corners in a corner-rounding machine.


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