Today was all about corks and clothespins. I completed four runs, two runs of each color, one for the text portion of the book and one for the appendix. It is important to me to get a close-ish match on the colors of the objects for this book. I mixed the pantone colors according to the guide and then tinkered with the result until I was satisfied.
I, Big Jump Press, hereby promise that these Pantone photos will stop eventually. Despite all of my efforts to mix two subtly distinct colors (only one of them is visible on the guide above) for the two objects, they do look very similar. I am hoping that the slight difference will register.
I have been planning to layer black halftone images of the objects in the book over these color silhouettes (see below,) but at this stage I am considering leaving them the way they are as simple fields of color. The halftones will appear later in the book, and I like the simplicity of this folio. I may reconsider after I have printed all of these pages of silhouettes.
It felt good to spend the day on the press today, four runs done feels like an accomplishment after many two-run days. After I finish a run, I always print seven to ten proofs to help me register the next run. This will be helpful particularly if I decide to print that halftone on top. It is good to have a map to help you get everything in line before you start wasting sheets, and the proofs serve this purpose.