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Yorkshire Film Archive: Printers' Ink

A won­der­ful film from the York­shire Film Archive of the Tod­m­orden News.  While much is devoted to the news gath­er­ing pro­cess, there’s a linecaster of some sort and a Cossar…

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Pressing On: The Letterpress Film - St Bride Foundation

Friends at St Brides are show­ing Press­ing On: The Let­ter­press Film.  27 Octo­ber, 6pm to 9pm. More details on the St Bride website.…

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Joshua Panter: Film of Hooksmith Press

Joshua Panter was in touch to let me know of his short film about Hook­smith Press in East Lon­don. https://vimeo.com/210319376 I thought it’d be of interest to your read­ers as…

Some Modern Inks

…oppos­ite way to an ordin­ary cata­lyst; the neg­at­ive cata­lyst reduces the rate at which the ink skins. By using the right neg­at­ive cata­lyst in suit­able pro­por­tion (only a very little…

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Short Film: Typoretum

Jam­ie Murphy’s great film about Justin Knopp’s Typo­retum https://vimeo.com/63348604…

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Diogo Atadini: The Art of Letterpress/Hooksmith Press

…of mater­i­als it’s easy to see why film makers enjoy put­ting our pro­cess on film.  Diogo Atadini has been in touch about his film of the Hook­smith Press.  Beau­ti­ful work! https://vimeo.com/237487042…

Letterpress Classifieds

…Look­ing for lino­type met­al, preferably ingots for cast­ing on lud­low and inter­type equip­ment. Altern­at­ively if you know of a good sup­pli­er, please let me know. Thanks, Nigel print@bannockfarm.com June 2020…

British Letterpress

…Cupiss, Diss. The reply shot back that John was away but Richard would give us a glimpse of the works. We were invited to step inside the epi­tome of a proper…

Small Presses: Getting the Most from the Least

…usu­ally only two, rollers to per­form both func­tions. The sheer sim­pli­city of table-top platens such as Adanas and those small treadle or powered platens with an ‘impres­sion throw-off’ allows one…

Full Colour Letterpress Printing

…to a series of blocks to print each col­our sequen­tially. This was a task del­eg­ated to the col­our engraver, a very spe­cial­ist trade sup­ply­ing the print­ing industry. The ori­gin­al would…

Edmondson-style Rail Tickets

…one (or preferably two) seri­al num­bers and there is likely to be a col­oured over­print let­ter, sym­bol or stripe and word­ing may be required on the back as well as…

Linotype and Intertype Salvage

…order, depend­ing on time and space and type of machine: Key­board up to magazines:  key­boards (espe­cially if remov­able, as is likely) key­board cam/yoke assembly the escape­ment assem­blies (brass assem­blies in the…