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DiResta Gives a Tour of His Type-Making Machines and Printing Presses

DiResta Gives a Tour of His Type-Making Machines and Printing Presses

Take a tour of a growing letterpress printing machine collection.

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Letterpress Printed Digital Media

Letterpress Printed Digital Media

Out Of Print is a group project that uses traditional letterpress processes to print digitally generated headlines. With the growth of digital media we are now faced with unprecedented levels of data. We find ourselves at a saturation point. By attempting to consume ever more, we end up understanding less. How do we make sense […]

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Roadworks 2012 Steamroller Printing Festival

Roadworks 2012 Steamroller Printing Festival

[slideshow] I was lucky enough to be able to go to Roadworks yesterday, a steamroller printing festival held each year by the San Francisco Center for the Book. It’s basically a wonderfully nerdy block party, lined with bookmakers, printmakers, and letterpress companies, but the star is the steamroller. Four artists created 3×3-foot lino cuts which […]

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How-To: Lasercut Printing Plates

How-To: Lasercut Printing Plates

There’s something so charming about combining high and low tech, which is why I like Trammell Hudson’s latest tutorial. The NYC Resistor member posted an excellent guide on how to use a lasercutter to create intaglio letterpress plates out of acrylic, which is much less expensive than using the traditional copper. Intaglio plates have the positive image etched into them which creates reservoirs that hold the ink and are transfered to the paper.

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