I’ve begun printing! (And, as of this posting, I have finished printing.)
Before I even started printing, I drew up a template. The template noted the margins of my pages so that I could compare what I had set onto the press.
I also had to cut out the polymer plates. The polymer plates came in one big sheet, so I needed to cut each individual page out. Below the polymer plates is my page planning—that is, which plates go together for my printing.
I don’t exactly work neatly… This is my work space, as I cut my polymer plates and planned the order of my printing.
Printing on the press takes a lot of planning, even if you aren’t hand-setting type. Cutting out the plates took a lot longer than I had expected.