Printing Postcards onto Ply!
Our Japanese Ply is also perfect for posting – thin and light enough to be classed as a standard letter by Royal Mail. Who wouldn’t want to receive this hardwearing postcard? This method of printing can also be used for paper and is a great low-cost press that will give you surprisingly good, consistent results.
You will need:
- Japanese Ply – two sheets one as a print block and one as the postcard
- Piece of wood that is larger than your Ply – try to use a flat piece as you need the pressure to be consistent.
- Your weight!
Place some newspaper onto the floor and place your inked up Ply facing upwards on top.
Place your Plywood Postcard on top. It is good to give this a light sand and a brush to remove any debris.
Place some more newspaper on top. This is especially important when printing on paper.
Place your piece of wood on top – we used an old floorboard.
Stand on to the floor board for a few seconds. Try not to move as you do not want the image smudging.
The finished postcard!