So, I used to make a lot of fine-craft leatherbound books, and one of the things I rarely included was letterpress printing (because it’s a HUGE pain to do and typically involve a HUGE printing press). There’s something so wonderful about works–either illustrations or text–printed from inked 3D objects (lead type, illustration plates, whatever). They literally make the page dimensional, because the inked object presses into the page and leaves behind valleys filled with ink. It gives the work a whole other kind of gravitas.
ANyway, I’m really looking forward to being able to run some small editions of books using Glowforged illustration plates cut on acrylic and wood. I think if they’re small enough, I could use a die-cutting press like a modified Big Kick to run the paper and plate through.
EDIT: the images below are just examples of cool woodcut illustrations, not my work .