things to look into as far as technicalities of batsuits: high density foam/polymer plating underneath cordura/kevlar fabric as opposed to interlocking plate armor (way too easy for pointy things to get caught or for it to snag)
honestly flexibility and mobility in compact, durable materials feel far more important than a walking bulletproof shield
Polymer plates are typically printed on the letterpress, but today I printed my plate on the litho press.
Here is an image of my polymer plate inked and taped to the press:
I laid down white strips of index paper as “runners” for the scraper bar. I forgot to include runners on my image. So I needed to create an elevated place to release the scraper bar onto for smooth printing as it passed through the press.
Here is the print on Rives BFK! I used pin hole registration for the first time. A very precise type of registration but a bit tricky to maneuver. I’m going to keep practicing at it. As for my recipe for inking this plate (for litho press printing), I used:
- tight ink (not so greasy)
- not too much ink
- light pressure on the press
Love a good night of printing. Don’t like the solvent fumes.
For the stick chart prints in Dislocation, I built my own stick charts out of reed and string. I scanned the charts and made polymer plates from the images, which were letterpress printed using a Vandercook press. These images are based on the idea of stick charts, and are not replicas of specific charts.