Letterpress with Tokyo Pear

Spent an afternoon getting to know more about letterpress at Tokyo Pear's studio in Gyoda, Saitama, an hour away from Tokyo.

Tokyo Pear's letterpress cottage in the fields

Tokyo Pear's letterpress cottage in the fields

Little metal kanji character plates for letterpress!  

Little metal kanji character plates for letterpress!  

Print samples from Tokyo Pear  

Print samples from Tokyo Pear  

Original Heidelberg

Original Heidelberg

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Letterpress mould for my CNY order of greeting cards

Letterpress mould for my CNY order of greeting cards

Figuring out Colours 

Figuring out Colours 

Mixing rubber based printing ink to achieve the desired shade.  

Mixing rubber based printing ink to achieve the desired shade.  

Test printing the Colours.  

Test printing the Colours.  

All excited to receive the Chinese New Year greeting cards in a few weeks! Stay tuned!