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Letterpress isn’t just for wedding stationery: how hot metal typesetting can improve all letterpress printing

Unique, distinctive beauty drives revival of interest in letterpress printing The revival of interest in letterpress printing, after the market for letterpress work nearly vanished a few decades ago, can be attributed primarily to couples recognizing the beauty and distinction letterpress printing adds to wedding invitations.  This has been well and good for the old black […]

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American-made Kluge press

Kluge Press used to print letterpress books

I thought some of you might be interested in seeing a video of one of my Kluge presses — the workhorse of my press room — in action.  These American-made presses are marvels to watch in action; a genuine symphony of gears and cams and arms and rollers, all choreographed to the pumping and blowing vacuum pump. […]

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My Dogs: Professors of Life

My Dogs: Professors of Life–pamphlet discusses life lessons our dogs can teach us

Cover photo of letterpress pamphlet A couple days back I began telling a little about how the booklet Is Today A Good Day To Die. came to be written and published.  I will get back to that little book in a few days.  As I was thinking about that publication, another that I published several […]

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Is Today A Good Day To Die

Is Today A Good Day To Die? Thoughts on mortality and life’s lessons.

Letterpress printed pamphlet dealing with mortality and living life right Mortality began to loom before me While I won’t go into the contents of my pamphlet Is Today A Good Day To Die–at least not today–I can explain how it came to be.  I was working in the maintenance department at St. Paul Academy and […]

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Text and sketch from 33 Dunstan Houses book by Fermin Rocker

How 33 Dunstan Houses book by Fermin Rocker came to be published

Fermin Rocker looks at life with Rudolf and Milly Rocker Years back I had the opportunity to meet Rudolf Rocker’s son Fermin while I was visiting Valerio Isca at his apartment in New York City.  During our visit, I learned that Fermin had written a manuscript about life with his parents in England in the […]

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