Interrobang Letterpress posted some lovely and illuminating photos of their letterpress printing process to the MAKE Flickr pool. I was trained as a printing and ran a shop for years (in the late ’70s). Trained in offset lithography, and ever-the-futurist, I turned my nose up at quaint tech like letterpress. Oh how times and aesthetics change. Now I’m utterly charmed by letterpress and would kill for one of the presses, the type drawers, and all the trappings of this dying art.
Letterpress process in pictures