Groups and Societies

…best online dis­cus­sion for­ums; and also the best place to buy and sell let­ter­press equip­ment out­side of the UK. http://www.briarpress.org/ Online: Met­al Type Dave Hughes’ vibrant site is a mecca for…

Linotype and Intertype Salvage

A guide — in note form — to sal­va­ging a Inter­type or Linotype…

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St Bride Virtual Wayzgoose

…a vir­tu­al wayz­goose on Sunday 11 July from 10am–1pm BST online via the St Bride Found­a­tion Twit­ter and Ins­tagram accounts. https://twitter.com/stbridelibrary https://www.instagram.com/stbridefoundation We are invit­ing let­ter­press prac­ti­tion­ers, print­ers, and associated…

Letterpress From Scratch

…that it with­stands the efforts of the ama­teur. Armed with a pur­pose, you need to speak to someone about let­ter­press. There are many won­der­ful online com­munit­ies out there cater­ing for…

Edmondson-style Rail Tickets

…the 1830/40s, 21⁄4 x 13⁄16 or about 57 x 30 mm. The centre lay­er of the sand­wich was a cheap board with thin white or col­oured paper lam­in­ated to it.…

Organisation of a Printing Office

…huge loss.  Nat­ur­ally, the pro­cesses here can be tailored to high- or low-volumes of work and com­plex­ity.  The idea of admin­is­ter­ing work relies on a steady flow of sales and…

Finding Second-Hand Type

…— these can take up a lot of room, so bear in mind how you will store them in your own shop. Buyers’ Guide The qual­ity of the type will depend…

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Artists' Books and Letterpress: Academic Survey

…res­ults may be pub­lished in hard copy or online. There are selec­tion boxes in the sur­vey to choose your pref­er­ence for either being named or remain­ing anonym­ous if quoted. http://www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/90835JNRMW

Principles and Operation of the Ludlow

…on the experts to demon­strate before I start work.  That said, there are some excel­lent guides to using the Lud­low, some online, some off-line. Dr. Dav­id Mac­Mil­lan has scanned and…

Suppliers

…Engin­eer Tony Wood, Leeds: 0113 260 6134 — http://www.impression-works.co.uk/ Rollers Rollers for com­mon hand presses are avail­able from a num­ber of UK sources.  Try Adana’s par­ent com­pany — Caslon. Composing…

Inspiration

…abil­ity will res­ult from prac­tic­al exper­i­ment and being con­stantly pre­pared to ask “what if?”-and con­cen­trated ana­lys­is of the res­ult­ant tri­al sheets. Just the same as ana­lys­ing the com­pos­i­tion of pictures…

Ink

…waste, not only time, but more ink than you can use, in try­ing to pick out bits of oxid­ised ink ‘skin’-hard insol­uble chips-well worth avoid­ing. Even in warm con­di­tions, ink…