What three colors can do
The craft of printing has influenced the city of Mainz in the Middle Ages and is still a tangible and exciting experience in the Gutenberg print shop. During our visit, we remembered our time at school and felt transported back into art classes: How was that the same? You have three basic colors and can mix almost all other colors from them?
Yellow, red and blue - these are the three primary colors that the girls in our film got to print. Experimentally, they mixed yellow and blue and experienced the emergence of a so-called secondary color. A rich green tone - almost like a miracle for the two. Yellow and red turned into a warm orange, red and blue into a vivid purple.
We learned a lot that day and had lots of fun. All the senses were addressed: it was a pleasure to hear the ink rollers smacking through the colors and then across the letters, smelling the scent of the inks around the room, and seeing how colorful the results became.