The Magic of Makeready

Makeready print comprised of several layers of orange, red, black, pink, and brown overlapping shapes and letterforms with the word Exit at the center
Several layers of in progress prints comprise this special piece of printers makeready

A makeready print is a very satisfying visual thing. This crop of a piece in my collection featuring elements from a design by sign painter and artist Jeff Canham produced in the Analog Lab back in 2014 is no slouch. A copy of Jeff’s finished print from his residency in the lab hangs above me as I write this.