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Maid in Britain: The sensory pleasures of printing and pressing

Mary from Maid in Bri­tain has been in touch — the Rufford Print­ing Co in Mawdes­ley, Lan­cashire helped me pro­duce a book­let — a first for them I think — type­set on the last Inter­type machine of its kind ever made and which was in use at the Guard­i­an until 1987 — then hand printed…

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The Guardian: How To Print With Letterpress

Not sure how I missed this, but a 2010 art­icle with Phil Abel of Hand & Eye Let­ter­press in the Guardian.

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The Telegraph: The polymath with a font of knowledge

An enjoy­able Tele­graph art­icle about Kelvyn Smith, pro­pri­et­or of Mr Smith’s Let­ter­press work­shop.  A thor­oughly nice man who was good enough to talk me through his approach to print­ing a couple of years ago.

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Press Here: Culross the Printers in the 1940s

Friends at ‘Press Here’ have a nice Face­book album of Culross the Print­ers in the 1940s.

The Letterpress Collective, Bristol

Nick Hand and Ellen Bills run the Let­ter­press Col­lect­ive in Bris­tol.  They run courses, under­take print­ing and organ­ise a print fest­iv­al each year.  Nick sus­pects (and I agree) that he is the only print­er to have a fully fledged bicycle with a print­ing press on that has rid­den from Bris­tol to Mainz print­ing along the way. Centrespace, 6 Leonard…

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Letterpress Junction

A great write-up by Justin Fen­ner of a new ven­ture by Ed Den­ov­an — Let­ter­press Junc­tion — provid­ing job­bing let­ter­press print­ing to design­ers. Best wishes, Ed!

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Adams of Rye

I saw this some time ago — Wall­pa­per* magazine had com­mis­sioned hand-made cov­ers, includ­ing this one by Anthony Burrill who asked Adams of Rye in Sus­sex to print it. This later video, also by Burrill, has a more gen­er­al view of Adams.

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People of Print: Justin Knopp, Typoretum

I’m still catch­ing up on old links and found this People of Print Inter­view from July: the ever-amaz­ing Typo­retum with Just Knopp at the helm.

Typoretum, Colchester

Just Knop­p’s Typo­retum, Essex

Hand & Eye Letterpress, London

Hand & Eye Let­ter­press: fine print­ers and sup­pli­ers of let­ter­press type, London

Richard Lawrence, Oxford

Richard Lawrence, Oxford

The Print Project, Shipley

The Print Pro­ject, Ship­ley, West Yorkshire