so- I’ve had this idea in the back of my head for about a year; I wanted to print a poster that would emulate the kind of mirrored signage that beer and liquor companies always seem to have in bars. Originally I was planning to print on mirrors, or back-print on glass and frame with a mirror, but with this economy… Anyway, my back-up plan was to print on Aluminum Foil and frame that in glass. So far I’ve got the printing done, next will be the framing.
I started by creating a simple 2 color design – I wanted to use Gold and Black ink to get the real beer sign feel, and I didn’t want it to be super hard to register. I bought some 18″ wide foil, cut it to “15 wide sheets using a carpenter’s angle, and did my usual 3 point registration. turned out pretty great. beginner’s luck or first-time’s