Making colour separations
12:05 PM Back from lunch ... and the next step is to prepare the sheets (the 'kyogo') that will guide the colour carving. The paper you see being printed here is not the paper that you saw being prepared earlier. This paper is being printed in a dry state. Note also that the paper is not being inserted into the registration marks, but is being laid on top of them. This ensures that the marks will be printed onto these sheets; they can then be carved on the colour blocks in the correct position.