A Print to Honor Master Printer
Bob Blackburn

Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop members Jason Riffaterre (owner of Reservoir Press) and Justin Sanz work together to print a commemorative image of world renown master printer Bob Blackburn. The image was printed from a woodblock carved by Justin, and it posed a real challenge for Reservoir's letterpress jobber. Letterpress machines like the one pictured above were not built to print large areas of color from blocks, but with a bit of patience and ingenuity we were able to reproduce this fine image over two hundred times. The prints filled every bit of free space in the shop as they were laid out to dry, and the studio was filled with the wonderful smell of drying ink.

Reservoir Press is always ready to take on any challenge in pursuit of a beautiful print job.