The Beauty of Letterpress Gallery

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4 of 5 stars
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Just launched today, this gallery “…presents letterpress work from notable letterpress printers, designers, and artisans from around the country including Rohner Letterpress, Studio on Fire, Two Paperdolls, and Mama’s Sauce. The site features selections from a new curator each month. Letterpress history, context, educational information, community connections and a list of letterpress printers round out the site.”

In addition, the site aims to assist The Hamilton Wood Type & Printing Museum “in their efforts to relocate and effectively salvage a priceless piece of letterpress history.” The marquee video explains the daunting challenge that the museum faces, and the site urges fans of letterpress to donate to the cause.

Visit The Beauty of Letterpress.

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  1. My dad is a retired printer. He is 86 now and retired when he was 80.He has a print shop on the farm where I grew up. In the shop sits a Chandler & Price letterpress. It is from before 1850 when C&P’s started having serial numbers. it has an 18″ patten and a 36″ flywheel. It is big. I got to run it when I was in high school. I would like to find a home for it and get it up and running again. Any suggestions? Love your site!