Laser cutting and relief printing

Visited the plastics workshop and wanted to try out some of the equipment. I got a pre-made drawing of mine and laser cut it onto acetate. As it was my first time doing this, the technician Jonathan showed me how to prepare the file.

 

I then went to the print room, to test the laser cut. It felt like a simple but effective process. I inked up the laser cut, put it on the relief print, put paper on top, covered it and pressed. It was meant to be an exercise in learning this process, which was actually not to hard to do and I liked the result.

 

nigelrelief

The precision of the laser cutter meant I could print the fine double lines of my picture and to me it looks sharp. It’s a simple drawing and so I would like to keep my mind open to further experimentation when it comes to print.

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