Relief Printmaking Print Registration : Relief Printmaking Registration Choices

Relief Printmaking Print Registration : Relief Printmaking Registration Choices


How you register your print is up to you.
And it does take a while to get a handle on it, to get to the point where you can visually
see where you need to place the block of wood, or how you need to match your registration
marks in order to get it perfect. It really just takes some practice. Now how you want
to do it, what you feel more comfortable with, it’s going to be, you’ll figure that out as
you get into your processing, you try these different things, of which works better for
you. When registering your print you can also make the choices to off-register, to give
you some other interesting possibilities with how it’s going to print, if you off-register
just slightly. Registering your print does become significantly more important when you
are doing multicolored prints or you’re doing, you want lines to match up perfectly. As you
can see here, I simply just printed over top of it three times and it’s almost the, the
traits of what was behind it, is almost gone. This was just to give you an idea of registering
your block of wood. But it will take some time, it will take some time to get used to
and that should not discourage you, as in most things in woodcut printmaking, it will
take some time to get the hang of it.

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