Preview : 2009 Feltron Annual Report

Posted 10 February 2010
Categories Letterpress, News

Most projects that come to Swayspace by way of letterpress are either wedding invitations or business cards, but every once in a while something different gets thrown into the mix. We were incredibly excited when friend of Swayspace, Nicholas Felton, decided to have us letterpress print his Feltron 2009 Annual Report. The report is sixteen pages of lovely information design comprised of Nicholas's personal data collected throughout 2009.

A four-color, sixteen page (four double-sided sheets), 8"x10" booklet is no small order for letterpress printing. At the beginning of this week, we started running some proofs on the press; we were testing color, pressure, registration and checking for areas we might have some trouble with. Nicholas himself stopped by the studio to see how things were going and to make some decisions about how he wanted it printed. What follows are a few photos of this proofing process. Check back later for our post on the finished product, and don't forget to pre-order your own copy!

A proof of a page of the report and a very serious meeting in the background

A test plate on the press

Checking out a Mock-up

Sweater Twins and Ben making decisions

Different proofs of the Grey plate

Hoping for this as the end result!