February 4, 2008

Historical presses

Picture 2.png Although much has remained the same in press technology since the birth of Gutenberg's press, there are still significant developments that have been made since the 1400s. The Vandercook (pictured here) is one of those presses, famous for the first printing proofs.

Learn more about 11 presses that made history

January 22, 2008

California Job Case layout

There are hundreds (if not more) of type case layouts. Most of the cases we have in the studio are California Job Case layouts. Originally, cases were divided according to upper and lower case, but the job case combines these two cases (so that you can complete the 'job' with one 'case'). californiaJobCase.png

January 21, 2008

Polymer plate resources in the Twin Cities

There are several companies in the Twin Cities that do commercial polymer plate letterpress, including:

Lunalux –
The Indulgence Press –
Studio on Fire – http://www.
Blinc Publishing –

The following resource shows some examples of this process in contemporary design: