Saturday, August 21, 2010

Pic Today 8/21/10





THE FINE ART
OF
LETTERPRESS PRINTING

Gutenberg had it right
when he invented letterpress printing
in the 15th century.
It is artisanal craftsmanship at its finest.

There's been some refinements over the years,
but it still remains the highest quality relief printing,
hand fed paper, one sheet at a time,
printing each color, one at a time.
The old presses (like this one, over a century old)
are pedal powered, by the operator.

Amy Thompson, Paper Boat Studios, continues
the tradition for hand bound books and
upscale invitations and business cards,
as she hand prints this blogger's new
wedding photography business cards.

There's an unmistakable quality to Amy's
printing and binding work. Her new studio
has just moved to 2308-1/2 Cherokee Street.
(Storefront opening, September 1.)

Visit www.paperboatstudios.com



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