Maid In Britain: Of a Printer and his Devil

A really lovely write up, with some great photos, of friends at Incline Press in Oldham. I especially like the photo that I’ve appropriated above — Graham appearing to be about to perform a magical spell!
Please shout, MIB, if I should remove this pic.

Hato Press: Risograph Specifications 

I have some sympathy for the Risograph people.  Their process isn’t like ours: using movable types, but they operate with the same limitations — a single colour each pass and a limited means of reproduction.

This guide from the Hato Press explains the limitations — and the qualities of Riso printing — beautifully.

I also stumbled on this colour chart from Fredk. Aldous of Manchester —

Only black left to print on the #farisograph @jake_beds #risograph #colourchart #makeanything

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Header image: Risograph flickr photo by Yannic Meyer shared under a Creative Commons (BY-NC) license


Shipley Wayzgoose – Report

I had the pleasure of visiting the first Shipley Wayzgoose organised by the Papercut Bindery and the Print Project.  An excellent event!

Great to meet new people, like Pat Randle; put faces to names like Nick Gill, Nick Hand with his Printing Bike, and David Armes from Todmorden; and meet old friends like Graham Moss and Christian Brett.

Quite apart from the social the work on display was tremendous and the opportunity to buy letterpress odds and sods could not be passed up.

Shipley’s Kirkgate Centre was a great venue and encouraged one to linger with tea and a bun.

Shipley Wayzgoose: A hive of activity within twenty minutes of the doors opening!

Thanks to those that travelled from far and wide (and on bikes) to get to Shipley and especial thanks to Roger Grech and Nick Loaring for organising.

St Bride Foundation Blog: Election Typefaces

An excellent article by Bob Richardson for the St Bride Foundation Blog on Election Typefaces — our next General Election now just a week away!

Header Image: “Polling Station” flickr photo by secretlondon123 shared under a Creative Commons (BY-SA) license