The Arab

…of a treadle or belt drive. The Pat­ent shows a gear mech­an­ism used to get this motion; but most mod­els included a more simple wheel running with­in a cam. This…

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Closure of St Bride Library

Ter­rible news this after­noon: after 123 years St Bride Lib­rary will close.  The web­site it not yet updated, but this mes­sage was pos­ted to the LETPRESS list today – St Bride Foundation…

British Letterpress

…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…

Woodletter or Poster Types

…mul­tiple-col­our type that you could see on cir­cus or theatre posters. Renov­at­ing Wood­let­ter While today’s print­ers enjoy the unique effect that comes from slightly worn wooden type, earli­er print­ers were…

Community

The pop­u­lar con­cep­tion is that let­ter­press print­ing is dead. While it’s true that com­mer­cial let­ter­press has shrunk, there are a myri­ad of things you can do today to either learn…

Organisation of a Printing Office

…of each machine should be used to alloc­ate rent and rates to that machine so a com­bined cost of running that machine for an hour is cre­ated includ­ing: cap­tial, space,…

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St Bride Library Closure: Update Roundup

On 31 July I pos­ted that the Lib­rary at St Bride’s was to close, but noth­ing had been pub­lished on the Foundation’s web­site. Around the same time Print­Week repor­ted that…

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Typoretum: Rainbow Inking

Short videos are rarely as sat­is­fy­ing as this!  Would love to see the end res­ult. https://twitter.com/typoretum/status/886833626092097536…

Ink

…work in rubber gloves. Most print­ing ink comes in cans, of a size which many com­mer­cial print­ers use up in one job! Nev­er­the­less, such cans gen­er­ally have a close-fit­ting lid-don’t…

Construction of Cylinder Machines

…remem­ber that the strain upon a belt dimin­ishes accord­ing to the speed it runs at, and the fre­quent break­ing of belts is very often caused by running the machine at…

The Ludlow Typograph

…the newspaper and the rubber stamp industry.  Newspapers typ­ic­ally used the Lud­low to pro­duce head­lines to sit with their Inter­type or Lino­type mat­ter.  Rubber stamp makers use the machines to…

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Frost In May: Adana P71 Running

Viki Adams has an update (with video) of her Adana P71