Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Letterpress Printing

Bookbinding love doesn't come alone. I find myself interested in the most addictive things such as letterpress printing and papermaking. After having the luck to find some metal types at the flea market a few weeks ago, I now went to visit the typography where they came from. The owner was so kind to make me a printing demo on a Heidelberg press.

I enjoyed very much his workshop. Huge space, full of heavy machinery. But mostly I fell in love with the letterpress wood cabinets and the metal types.





It was a great opportunity for me to see how it's made and hear all sort of stories from the pressmen. I went away with a bag full of goodies. Next time I'll share with you what was inside!

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

New and Old Tools

I haven't been posting much lately as I've been completely swamped with work. I did however found a bit of time to purchase some new and old tools. Now, must find time to put them to good use.

 Early 1800's finishing tools, scored on Ebay

 Beautiful set of old tools from a flea market in Porto

Finishing tools from Tom Mc Ewan,
and styluses and brass band nippers from Dimitris Koutsipetsidis

I'm very happy with all these and normally want more!