Going down a luxe letterpress printing rabbit hole

Does this imply business will again happen in the meatspace?

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We still print some letterpress, our films https://youtu.be/D_nnIPunXPE are not as arty as jukebox print, our machines are dirtier and the shop is dusty as heck (set off powder gets EVERYWHERE) - we do foiling, and die-cutting, digital and offset too…

…but the sound of a Heidelberg is to die for…


damn, that is niiiiice!

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That scene cracks me up. But seriously… Didn’t that company have a Style Guide? WTF?

Yeah, this video makes a similar point:

As befits a graphic design video, both the American Psycho movie and the talking head portions are in focus… Shame about the excerpt from the musical, but the live theater industry hates video with a passion.

Bateman’s “insights” on design are a parody of a men’s fashion magazine. He’s imitating being human, and GQ is a helpful reference guide.


Ah, in Canada. Do I turn or go straight ahead when I get there?

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competancy porn ain’t cheap.

Thanks for the tip, looks like the weekend workshops would be a great way to get some hands on time with one of these magnificent machines.

My daughter and I have been binge watching these all evening.

Ironically when letterpress was a mainstream printing technique printers would frown on deep impressions, the plate was merely supposed to “kiss” the paper. Today’s exaggerated embossing is anachronistic.

Most letterpress shops use Vandercook presses and other equipment that is often over a century old. Conversely the plates themselves are usually high-tech photopolymer engraved with a laser.


Straight ahead. If you see road signs in Cyrillic, you have gone too far.


Are these the Goudy Cloister initials that P22 had made a short run of as metal type when they digitised them?

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