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.
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There is something completely unique and highly textured about this form of printing. Really encouraging to see other enthusiasts working it.
I’m very interested in making the process more compact for logo types and letterheads that can be applied from a home workshop. Looking for any tips you can offer! I have access to lazercutting and CNC milling tooling for the block construction, just need to know details of pressure, inks etc.
Any help or advise is valued highly,
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