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Five time winnner of the Golden Ink Knife award and all-around blanket washing champion. I love the smell of ink in the morning, and miss the days when I could smoke a cigar and wash my press with kerosene. Electronics are our future and are great and all that, but there is still something to be said for hot lead, cold steel, bright lights, and lots of motors, pumps and labor.

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  1. Printing word for the day: Repair

    Printing word for the day: Repair

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  3. maddesigntist:


Give me 26 lead soldiers and I will conquer the world!
-Johannes Gutenberg

    maddesigntist:

    Give me 26 lead soldiers and I will conquer the world!

    -Johannes Gutenberg

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  5. cucumberpress:

    I’m no professional video editor, but here are some quick clips from the press run on Saturday. You get the basic idea of how it works…I couldn’t show anything from a top viewing because, well, as you see I need both of my hands :) Enjoy!

  6. dailypictionary:

reverse, adj. and adv.
A. adj.1. Opposite or contrary to something else; moving in the opposite direction.a. In predicative use, with to.b. Without construction.2. Of a storm: adverse. Obs. rare 1.3. Of a blow or stroke: backhanded. Obs.4. a. Math. = INVERSE adj. 3a.b. Archit. and Joinery. Of an ogee or cyma: inverted. Cf. cyma reversa at CYMA n. 1.5. a. On or designating the reverse of a coin, medal, or similar object; facing away from or not intended to be seen by the observer.b. Mil. Connected with, commanding, or facing towards, the rear.c. Entomol. Viewed from the posterior; facing away from the observer. Contrasted with OBVERSE adj. 1b. Obs. rare.d. Of a view, etc.: of or from the rear.6. a. Operating, behaving, or acting in a way contrary or opposite to that which is usual or customary.b. Chiefly Printing. Characterized by, relating to, or producing an inversion of the usual arrangements of colour or tone, esp. in the form of white characters, lines, etc., against a black or dark-coloured background. Cf. REVERSAL n. 3.7. Relating to or allowing the operation of engines or the movement of vehicles in a direction opposite to the usual or predominant direction. Cf.REVERSE n. 11.B. adv.    In a reverse manner; conversely. Also: upside down. Now rare.
[19 July 2008. The Arm. Canon PowerShot SD1000. Brooklyn, New York.]
Ambitious Typesetting: by Kate Jaeger from a poetry broadside workshop at The Arm.
Image courtesy of The Arm. 

    dailypictionary:


    reverse, adj. and adv.

    A. adj.
    1. Opposite or contrary to something else; moving in the opposite direction.
    a. In predicative use, with to.
    b. Without construction.
    2. Of a storm: adverse. Obs. rare{em} 1.
    3. Of a blow or stroke: backhanded. Obs.
    4. a. Math. = INVERSE adj. 3a.
    b. Archit. and Joinery. Of an ogee or cyma: inverted. Cf. cyma reversa at CYMA n. 1.
    5. a. On or designating the reverse of a coin, medal, or similar object; facing away from or not intended to be seen by the observer.
    b. Mil. Connected with, commanding, or facing towards, the rear.
    c. Entomol. Viewed from the posterior; facing away from the observer. Contrasted with OBVERSE adj. 1b. Obs. rare.
    d. Of a view, etc.: of or from the rear.
    6. a. Operating, behaving, or acting in a way contrary or opposite to that which is usual or customary.
    b. Chiefly Printing. Characterized by, relating to, or producing an inversion of the usual arrangements of colour or tone, esp. in the form of white characters, lines, etc., against a black or dark-coloured background. Cf. REVERSAL n. 3.
    7. Relating to or allowing the operation of engines or the movement of vehicles in a direction opposite to the usual or predominant direction. Cf.REVERSE n. 11.
    B. adv.    In a reverse manner; conversely. Also: upside down. Now rare.


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    19 July 2008. The Arm. Canon PowerShot SD1000. Brooklyn, New York.]

    Ambitious Typesetting: by Kate Jaeger from a poetry broadside workshop at The Arm.

    Image courtesy of The Arm

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  8. becominganewyorker:

there was someone at the flea market on saturday just selling a ton of old letterpress letters. i’m trying to figure out what i could do with them so i have a reason to go back down there a buy some. 

    becominganewyorker:

    there was someone at the flea market on saturday just selling a ton of old letterpress letters. i’m trying to figure out what i could do with them so i have a reason to go back down there a buy some. 

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  10. londonparisvenezia:

    (august 4) the days are really intense and i’m getting really tired after class, so there’s not enough energy to post at the end of the day… but i’m trying! these are the pictures from our final typography lesson, a really cool workshop in letterpress given my the great helen. there’s a picture of her with alistair, our tutor, in the slideshow.

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  12. emilylinflo:

    chinese letterpress

    tinyurl.com/2eve9gm

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  14. robynsmorgue:

(via typographie)
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  16. robynsmorgue:

20 Line - Delittle, York No 120 (by Carl Middleton)
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  18. lrgibbons:

Shaped polymer plate from my “Fram Proceeding” (photo intaglio, 2010)
Process, Working with polymer plates January 2010
For intaglio and relief, plexiglass makes an ideal polymer plate backer to prevent curling, lifting and shifting during the printing process.

    lrgibbons:

    Shaped polymer plate from my “Fram Proceeding” (photo intaglio, 2010)

    Process, Working with polymer plates
    January 2010

    For intaglio and relief, plexiglass makes an ideal polymer plate backer to prevent curling, lifting and shifting during the printing process.

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