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 - Letterpress Printing, A Manual for Modern Fine Press Printers
Letterpress Printing, A Manual for Modern Fine Press Printers

First edition. Letterpress Printing is the comprehensive sourcebook for beginning and intermediate letterpress printers. Using clear explanations of technical terms and more than 80 illustrations, the manual describes presses, ink, paper, press operation, type and photopolymer plates. The book shows how to set up and run small and large platen presses, and Vandercook and Challenge-style hand cylinder presses. One chapter provides details about presses recommended by the author; another chapter explains how to equip and arrange a new letterpress shop. Also discussed is how to plan and design projects, how to move presses and equipment, and how to use lead and solvents safely. A discussion of recent trends helps the reader to understand the niche now occupied by the letterpress process and the techniques used by its practitioners. Includes one glossary of terms relating to paper, and another glossary of terms relating to printing. This is an up to date work for students and fine press printers wishing to sharpen their skills. Co-published by The British Library.

  • ASIN: 1584561742
 - General Printing: An Illustrated Guide to Letterpress Printing
General Printing: An Illustrated Guide to Letterpress Printing

General Printing is a comprehensive guide to letterpress printing. With 300 photos and 140 illustrations, it offers detailed step-by-step visual instruction. Key topics include: handsetting type, taking proofs, mitering rules, locking up a form, adding packing and make-ready, feeding a platen press, advanced composition, design, typography, and tricks of the trade. "The best all-around introductory book for traditional letterpress printing, this manual is profusely illustrated with detailed and useful photographs and should occupy a prominent place on the shelf of every letterpress printer. It will serve as the next best thing to an apprenticeship at the feet of a master printer, and is certain to be used as a handy reference throughout your printing journey." --David S. Rose, Introduction to Letterpress Printing

  • Brand: Brand: Liber Apertus Press
  • ASIN: 0978588142
 - For the Love of Letterpress: A Printing Handbook for Instructors and Students
For the Love of Letterpress: A Printing Handbook for Instructors and Students

Awarded an American Graphic Design Award of Excellence by Graphic Design USA in 2014Conveying the authors' love of the letterpress process and product, this book covers everything you need to know to create beautiful work. Beginning with the technology and history of type and the printed page, it continues with the fundamentals of measurement, terminology and the lay of the case. Guidance on planning the concept, gathering inspiration and critiquing your work will help you develop your skills or show you how to lead others to do so. The authors also show how contemporary digital processes are highly compatible with letterpress and have expanded its boundaries in the 21st century. A must for students who wish to learn letterpress and instructors as a handy reference.

  • Brand: A C Black
  • ASIN: 1408139413
 - Letterpress Now: A DIY Guide to New & Old Printing Methods
Letterpress Now: A DIY Guide to New & Old Printing Methods

At last--a contemporary how-to reference on letterpress, a traditional craft that's experiencing a huge resurgence! Not only does Letterpress Now explain how to use a variety of presses, it also covers an amazing range of techniques, all with step-by-step photos: setting metal and wood type, lino/relief block prints, photopolymer plates, die-cuts, and more. About twenty eye-catching projects, from cards and calendars to masks, posters, and business cards--plus features on some of the best letterpress artists and community print shops--make this guide indispensable.

  • Brand: Brand: Lark Crafts
  • ASIN: 1454703296
 - The Handy Book of Artistic Printing: Collection of Letterpress Examples with Specimens of Type, Ornament, Corner Fills, Borders, Twisters, Wrinklers, and other Freaks of Fancy
The Handy Book of Artistic Printing: Collection of Letterpress Examples with Specimens of Type, Ornament, Corner Fills, Borders, Twisters, Wrinklers, and other Freaks of Fancy

During the late nineteenth century, letterpress printers, engravers, and lithographers boldly challenged the rational sobriety of traditional design by introducing intricate borders, corner embellishments, quirky typefaces, and exotic imagery. The style was known as "artistic" and was quickly taken up by letterpress printers as the design idiom ofchoice for advertisements, packaging, and all of the other ephemera occasioned by the rapid expansion of America's economy. For a while, this commercial style represented the best in popular taste. But just as quickly as this exuberant style was embraced, it fell abruptly out of favor. By century's end, the ornate bits of artistic printing were tossed into the gutter, and the style itself relegated to the dustbin of history. The rise and fall of this highly embellished idiom, which culminated in its denouncement as aesthetically and morallysuspect"a freak of fancy"are traced in this, the first comprehensive study devoted to the history of American artistic printing. Authors Douglas Clouse and Angela Voulangas explore the style's origins in the British Aesthetic Movement and analyze its distinctive features: idiosyncratic color harmonies, eclectic choice of type andornament, compartmentalized compositional strategies. They also present a ...

  • ASIN: 1568987056
 - A 21st-Century Guide to the Letterpress Business
A 21st-Century Guide to the Letterpress Business

Letterpress printing may be technologically obsolete, but to paraphrase Mark Twain, reports of its death have been greatly exaggerated. In fact,a quick survey of the stationery trade would suggest that we are living in a new golden age of letterpress jobbing and card manufacturing. Letterpress continues to grow in popularity as a hobby, and also as a specialty printing service. It remains a viable business opportunity for creative and courageous entrepreneurs, but the contemporary letterpress printer faces an entirely different marketplace and a whole new layer of practical concerns than her predecessors in the trade. Today's printers are concerned with restoring, maintaining, and working around the limitations of aging machinery that cannot be readily replaced. They are working with digital typography, polymer plates, and fixed-based systems, in addition to traditional hand-set type and worn, antique cuts. Marketing channels have changed along with the tools of the trade, as the Internet has opened up new opportunities for reaching customers. This book offers a broad overview of the contemporary letterpress business, from the practical aspects of printing to standard business practices. The first part deals with the practical aspects of acquiring, restoring, maintaining, and ope...

  • Brand: Brand: Letterary Press
  • ASIN: 1603370064
 - Otona no Kagaku (Science for adults) Magazine vol 45 with Small letterpress printing machine 大人の科学マガジン 小さな活版印刷機 (学研ムック 大人の科学マガジンシリーズ) [JAPANESE EDITION]
Otona no Kagaku (Science for adults) Magazine vol 45 with Small letterpress printing machine 大人の科学マガジン 小さな活版印刷機 (学研ムック 大人の科学マガジンシリーズ) [JAPANESE EDITION]

Warm and nostalgic letterpress printing I wore a cute typotype printing machine "Tekin" in retro! You can pick up characters one by one and spin a word, you can print on paper with a hand press. You can make warm handcrafted business cards and paper accessories. 【Features of furokku】 ▼ "Tekin" type desktop letterpress printing machine Drum the ink. Put the ink on print. Press it. Three actions are done by raising and lowering the handle. Changing the print layout, inking method, and paper type makes it possible to create printed matter with completely different facial expressions. ▼ 162 print types You can use 162 types of letters including Hiragana (Hidenori Morning), Numerals / Alphabet (Century). At the bottom of the letter is a pin standing, I will make a version by putting it on the typograph. The typewriter is a business card size, and you can enter up to 135 print types. It corresponds also to a vertical group and a horizontal group. * If additional typing is missing, additional orders can be made according to the method described in this issue. ▼ Cotton paper for letterpress printing Fluffy paper with natural and soft texture is included in this magazine. You can cut it into a favorite shape, such as business cards, bookmarks, coasters, and use it. ▼ black ink...

  • ASIN: 4056112959
 - QUICKUTZ We R Memory Keepers Letterpress Printing Plate Set, Thicket
QUICKUTZ We R Memory Keepers Letterpress Printing Plate Set, Thicket

We R Memory Keepers' Letterpress Printing Plates feature fresh, contemporary designs that can be mixed and matched in limitless combinations

  • Brand: QUICKUTZ
  • ASIN: B00304UYJU
  • UPC: 822431024956
 - Hatch Show Print: The History of a Great American Poster Shop
Hatch Show Print: The History of a Great American Poster Shop

In this age of digital media, the handcrafted ethic and aesthetic of a Hatch Show Print poster is beyond compare. Country musicians and magicians, professional wrestlers and rock stars, all have turned to Nashville's historic Hatch Show Print to create showstopping posters. Established in 1879, Hatch preserves the art of traditional printing that has earned a loyal following to this day (including the likes of Beck, Emmylou Harris, and the Beastie Boys). Hatch Show Print: The History of a Great American Poster Shop is the first fully illustrated tour of this iconic print shop and also chronicles the long life and large cast of employees, entertainers, and American legends whose histories are intertwined with it. Complete with 190 illustrations--as well as a special book jacket that unfolds to reveal an original Hatch poster on the reverse--Hatch Show Print is a dazzling document of this legendary institution.

  • Brand: Brand: Chronicle Books
  • ASIN: 0811828565
 - The Vandercook 100: Celebrating 100 Artisans and 100 Years of Letterpress Printing on the Vandercook Proof Press
The Vandercook 100: Celebrating 100 Artisans and 100 Years of Letterpress Printing on the Vandercook Proof Press

The Vandercook 100 celebrates 100 years of printing on the Vandercook proof press (1909-2009) and showcases 100 of today's most significant letterpress printers who use the Vandercook press. The selected printers are internationally respected teachers, practitioners and designers, recognized for their diversity of design and printing processes, their passion for letterpress and their love of the Vandercook proof press.

  • ASIN: 0692016104

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