Letterpress at Penland - Images

>> Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Images from my first day of Letterpress class at Penland School of Crafts!

One of the workhorse Vandercook press machines we'll be using.

The huge automated vents we'll use to clear the air when we clean the presses with solvents.

The alley between two type cases. Something I learned: the terms uppercase and lowercase come from where those fonts were stored in print shops! Never really thought about that before.

Wood "furniture" used to fill negative space in prints.

One of the massive paper cutters.

The view out the corner window.

Some previously made image plates.

Type case handles.

Bembo is the "house font" here at Penland, though they have other collections as well.

Good advice!


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