|11. Well-sharpened tools cut crisply, and
with ease. The composition develops. The
golden-tan color of the wood is exposed at every cut. It emerges with
a pleasing glow.
12. Two pin holes, one at each end of the block, will be used as guides when matching the color block to the key block in the printing process.
13. A proof, in gray ink, taken from the key
left) is impressed on the blank second color block. This provides an
accurate image to follow when engraving. The press, a Poco proof press,
made in Chicago in the early '20s, was used as a proofing press by typesetters
15. The second color block is finished, and a color proof is taken of it.
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