Rory's also got a beautiful website featuring some of their design work, which we encourage you to take a look at: rrry.me/
"What's a bleed?"
In this video tutorial, designer and printmaster Rory Harnden takes us back to basics. Rory talks through a brief history of printing, how printing actually works and what you can do to have harmonious conversations with your printer.
To make things even easier, Rory's also put together a script for their tutorial, which you can download below:
Take something you’ve already created, or create something new, and think about how you might prepare your creation to print with two colours.
This might just be making two layers in the program your using digitally (hot tip: set the top layer to “multiply” to make it blend and mix into the layer below), OR,
If you’re more of an analogue, hands-on creator, create a traditional, single-colour zine-style piece, but add some spot colour with a second pass. This might be:
A rubber stamp you make or find,
A stamp you cut out of rubber or a vegetable,
A stencil you paint through, or
Something else entirely!
The most important thing is that it’s something you can do over and over again that saves you time (otherwise it doesn’t count as printing...).
All of the images on Wikipedia (by definition) are available for non-commercial reuse with attribution, and some with even fewer restrictions. Even better than that, there are thousands of times more images that don’t make it into articles that are hidden away at the Wikimedia Commons.
For some closer-to-home imagery, check out what Te Papa has to offer. Tick the box for “with images” and “unrestricted use” for images that are mostly out of copyright, or released to the public domain, or “some reuse” for pictures that you might need to attribute/credit.