Resources for Letterpress Printers
Presented by the American Amateur Press
Letterpress printing may no longer be a growth industry, but there
are numerous people world-wide who pursue it as either a hobby or
a business. This page lists some of the places where individuals
interested in letterpress printing can find information, services,
Although we try to maintain the latest information, contact
information may have changed. Please send corrections or new
entries to the webmaster address on the
AAPA Contact page.
This page is organized by topic:
Be sure to visit other AAPA pages related to Letterpress Printing:
There is also information of interest on the AAPA Graphic Arts page.
- Getting Started
- David Rose put together a comprehensive
Introduction to Letterpress Printing in the 21st Century
that contains an amazing amount of information, all directed
toward the newcomer to letterpress printing. Note that the page
has not been updated since 2005 and some links have gone stale.
- Letterpress Discussion List
To join this e-mail list, send a message to
Listserv@listserv.unb.ca with the content of the
message the single line
subscribe letpress first_name last_name
or visit the
Join or Leave the LETPRESS List Web page
Once you have established a mailing list account and
logged-in to it from your browser, you can visit the
Archives Page, where you can read or search the
archives, available back to January 1995.
Green Dolphin Press has prepared a
Letterpress FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) page.
Interested in how to make a good impression on a mailing
list? Check out
Mailing List Manners 101.
- Yahoo! Discussion Groups
There are a number of Yahoo! discussion groups related to
letterpress printing. To get a current list, go to the Yahoo! Groups Sign In page
and search for "letterpress". A couple of the most popular are
PPLetterpress: A forum and clearinghouse primarialy
focused on printing with digital type and the photopolymer
sfletterpress: A network of hobby and commercial
letterpress printers who are located on or around the United
States West Coast (although there are participants from
If you have a Yahoo! user name, join a group by pressing the
"Join This Group!" button on its introduction
page. Otherwise, you can join by sending an e-mail request
to the list owner.
- Web logs
There are many letterpress-related blogs active on the
Adventures in Letterpress:
Erin McCall is Principal of Sunlit Media, a freelance
graphic, web, and identity design firm and letterpress
studio based in Vancouver, British Columbia.
The Bieler Press: Proprietor Gerald Lange shares
information related to Digital Letterpress.
Boxcar Press's blog for letterpress and photopolymer news.
Dolce Press Blog:
A letterpress resource for designers, printers, and
G. Johanson, Printer:
Gary Johanson writes about a variety of letterpress
projects, including some related to the Pioneer Settlement
Print Shop in Barberville, Florida, where he volunteers.
Poet and printer Phillip Gallo's divagations.
Activities of the Brooklyn, New York, letterpress studio.
Documents for the History of Type and Letterpress.
Vandercook press information.
The Briar Press
This site is devoted to promoting the art of letterpress, and
to preserving some of the familiar and not so familiar
graphics and images of letterpresses and the printed image.
About.com -- Printing, Engraving & Printmaking,
Newspapers Invention & History
Interesting links to History of Printing, Inventions, and
other related topics.
The Atlas of Early Printing
The University of Iowa's interactive map of Europe that shows
the spread of printing from Mainz, as well as early paper
mills, trade routes, and universities.
The Alembic Press
I just love these typecase layout diagrams!
Information about everything related to woodblocks.
Behind the Typeface: Cooper Black
A bit of fun best viewed through a high-speed link.
Book Information Website
Many links of interest to letterpress printers
Bodoni Type Specimen book
You can view excerpts from The Manuale Tipografico of
Giambattista Bodoni -- a CD ROM containing “the greatest type specimen
book ever printed.”
Boxcar Press provides loads of free information on their site,
“Celebrating Linotype, 125 Years Since Its Debut”
From The Atlantic: “Around for a century, Linotype
machines were made obsolete in the 1970s by changing
technologies--but they have not been forgotten.”
Chandler and Price Letterpress Literature
Justin Miller of Bound Staff Press has scanned a number of documents
related to C&P presses.
Chris Chen's Photographs
Chris Chen has taken a lot of digital photos related to
letterpress printing. Among my favorites:
M & H Type Foundry Pressroom;
String Lessons (how to tie up a form with string); and
Cincinnati Book Arts Society
A nonprofit organization comprised of a group of professionals
and amateurs from all quarters of the book, paper, and
printing arts for the purpose of creating a spirit of
community among hand workers in the book arts and those who
College & University Letterpress Printers' Association (CULPA)
Established in 2006 to bring together students and educators
at international college-level letterpress programs.
“Death of a Pressman”
A remembrance of Tom Trumble, letterpress pressman, and a
meditation on preservation and nostalgia.
Dave Seat provides over a dozen letterpress-related documents
in PDF, Microsoft Word, and Excel formats. Lots of information
about Linotype, Intertype, and Ludlow machines.
First Impressions reveals how printing spread through Europe,
exploring the transition from manuscript to print and
explaining the technical aspects of Gutenberg's
revolution. From John Rylands University Library, The
University of Manchester.
During 2007, Mike O'Connor produced 12 issues of of this
full-color PDF magazine packed with letterpress news and
information. Hosted by Metal Type.
Google Book Search
Google is scanning all the books they can get their hands on
and indexing the results. You can search their database, and
read the books that are in the public domain. Here are a few
titles related to letterpress printing...
- The Gutenberg Bible is on the Web.
- Descriptions of the time of Gutenberg, the Gutenberg Bible, and
Gutenberg's Invention. (More subjects yet to be translated from
A site set up by Richard-Gabriel Rummonds to provide information
about iron handpress printing.
How to Make a Pressman's Hat
A diagram on how to turn a newspaper into a printer's hat,
provided by Dennis Havlena.
International Monotype Memory Project
Loads of information about Monotypes.
The Jobbing Platen: History and Development
A history of the development of the platen jobber printing
press put together by Bill Elligett.
Ladies of Letterpress
“Dedicated to the proposition that a woman's place is in the
From the June 1997 Atlantic Monthly: John Fleischman
tribute to the Miehle press used to print the Yellow Springs,
Brian Donnell, a journeyman pressman, put together this letterpress primer.
Letterpress Printers of the World
“Short autobiographies of today's letterpress printers”;
created by Lance Williams.
Letterpress Printing in the 1960s
“A compilation of information 'deciphered' from my old note books
whilst an apprentice letterpress machinist at The Melbourne School of
Printing & Graphic Arts” -- Bill Elligett.
Liberty Platen Press
Everything you'd want to know about this early platen press,
manufactured from 1860 until the early 1900s.
Linotype & Linotipisti
This Italian site is dedicated to discussing the Linotype.
Linotype Maintenance and Operation
This site is devoted to the preservation and dissemination of
knowledge about the maintenance and operation of Linotype machines.
Larry Raid began running Linotype University in Denmark, Iowa,
in 2003. Come and learn everything needed to get
started in the wonderful world of line casting.
Dave Hughes ran Linotypes for the Yorkshire Evening Press
between 1976 and 1980 and the South London Press between 1980
and 1990. He's put this Web site together for printers and
typesetters who remember the old days of "hot metal" to come
All sorts of information about Monotype typecasters; put
together by David Bolton.
The Morgan Art of Papermaking Conservatory and Educational Foundation
A Cleveland, Ohio non-profit art center dedicated to the
production and preservation of hand papermaking and the art of
Paper Weight Conversion Chart
Comprehensive tables comparing the variety of weights of papers.
Provided by Micro Format, Inc.
Pressed for Time
Documenting the last days of a vanishing breed: America's
Historical anecdotes/essays inspired by the printing industry,
written by Frank Granger.
Rob Roy Kelly American Wood Type Collection
A detailed overview of the wood type Kelly collected while
researching vernacular printing in America. The site also
provides a broad contextual overview of the American wood type
manufacturing industry of the nineteenth and twentieth
Excerpts from the book Tramp Printers
by John Howells and Marion Dearman.
Type & Press Articles
Articles taken from 100 issues of Type & Press,
published by Fred Williams until shortly before his death in
Although created by a digital foundry (Digiteyes Multimedia),
this site contains a lot of information that letterpress printers will
find interesting, including
Typologia by Frederick W. Goudy.
Typographia by Thomas F. Adams
A full scan of an 1854 instruction book about printing and typography.
Vandercook Proof Presses
All kinds of information about Vandercook Proof Presses: model
descriptions, manuals, articles, etc. Information originally
put together by Mark Wilden. Site now managed by Paul Moxon.
We ♥ Letterpress
A place for all letterpress printers and lovers.
Web Museum of Calendars and Wood Types
Established to educate people on the beauties of calendars and wood
type. Presented by Unicorn
Wood Engravers' Network
Information on the history and characteristics of the historic printing
medium of wood engraving.
Read a comparison of American type foundries in two articles
The Tribby Tribune:
Typecasting in 1999” and
Sheldon Wesson offers advice on purchasing type in “Selecting Body Type Styles”
Australian Type Company
- 91 Moreland Street, Footscray, Victoria, Australia
Bell Type and Rule
- 1128 East Eleventh Street, Los Angeles, California 90021
Phone: 213-485-1609; Fax: 213-485-1600
Family owned and operated. Founded by Charles and Evelyn Bell
in 1932. In 1977 Harley (son of Charles and Evelyn) moved the
company to its current location. Four years later, Harley
Bell and David Helbock teamed up to continue the tradition of
casting foundry type, monotype composition, spacing materials,
rules and borders, and Ludlow typesetting for the letterpress
arts. Currently casting over 71 fonts, but virtually
everything cast in the past available.
Michael & Winifred Bixler
- Box 820, Skaneateles, NY 13152
Phone: 315-685-5181; Fax 315-685-1220
Fourteen faces (Baskerville, Bell, Bembo, Centaur/Arrighi,
Dante, Ehrhardt, Fournier, Garamond, Gill Sans, Joanna,
Perpetua, Univers, Van Dijck, Walbaum) with italic and some
variants, in 8 to 72 point. Fonts sold by the pound
($12-$15/lb.; 20 lb. minimum)
Dale Guild Type Foundry
- 4621 Route 9 North, Howell, New Jersey, 07731
Theo Rehak, formerly a typecaster at American Type Founders,
set up shop in 1993 using Barth casters obtained when ATF went
out of business. The Dale Guild casts type from 6 to 24
points, 72 point initials, ornaments, and borders.
Golgonooza Letter Foundry
P. O. Box 111, Ashuelot, NH 03441;
E-mail (Dan Carr): email@example.com;
M & H Type (also known as Mackenzie & Harris)
- 1802 Hays Street, San Francisco, CA 94129
Phone: 415-561-2546; Fax: 415-561-2545
Hundreds of fonts and borders plus composition and
photopolymer. Catalogue available for $40 plus sales tax for
California residents and a shipping charge of $2.50.
Moore Wood Type
Pantograph Cut End Grain Maple Type.
NA Graphics (Fritz Klinke)
- P. O. Box 467, 1314 Greene St., Silverton, CO 81433
Phone: 970-387-0212; Fax: 970-387-0127
Offering newly-cast revivals of selected ATF faces.
Offizin Parnassia - Vättis
(Hans-Ulrich Frey and Stephan Burkhardt)
In late 2004, they purchased Harold Berliner's typecasting
Location: Unterdorf 2 / Postfach, 7315 Vattis, Switzerland;
Phone: (0041) (0)81 306 14 70.
Quaker City Type Foundry (Bill Riess)
- 2019 Horseshoe Pike, Honey Brook, PA 19344
Dozens of fonts available plus many handy boxes of ornaments.
Catalog available for $2.
Schriftenservice D. Stempel
"Our hot metal fonts of Stempel and Haas are cast by Rainer
Gerstenberg. The type foundry is located in the former 'Haus
für Industriekultur' in Darmstadt (Germany)."
Skyline Type Foundry (Sky Shipley)
- Opened in 2004, Skyline has grown to offer a wide range of
type and decorative borders.
Address: PO Box 12816, Prescott, AZ 86304
Sterling Type Foundry (Dave Churchman)
- P. O. Box 50234, Indianapolis, IN 46250
Phone: 317-849-5665; Fax: 317-849-1616
Casts mostly cuts and borders; foundry catalog available for
$2; 20 page letterpress equipment catalog is $1.50.
- Stichting Lettergieten
- Jacobus van Waertstraat 53, 1551 CH Westzaan, The Netherlands
Phone: 00/31/75/628.57.53 (Monday and Thursday morning).
Swamp Press (Ed Rayher)
15 Warwick Road, Northfield, MA 01360
Hundreds of faces, thousands of ornaments, 4 to 72 point;
fonts, sorts, and composition casting; photopolymer; e-mail,
call or write for price list or quote. 131 page type specimen
book is available on-line, or a printed copy can be ordered
for $10 (refunded with an order of $100 or more).
Virgin Wood Type Mfg. Co.
171 Valley Road, Rochester, NY 14618
"Hand made wood type for letterpress printers." Five faces
available (as of early 2011).
Visit the Foil Stamping &
Embossing Association to find all kinds of related
A & G Engraving, Inc.
3846 South Santa Fe Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90058-1713;
Phone: 323-583-9085; Fax: 323-583-5487
Magnesium engravings mounted type high on wood base.
1210 Industrial Blvd., Marshalltown, IA 50158;
Phone: 641-753-3875; Fax: 641-753-0635.
Bauer Engraving Co., Inc.
11290 Sunrise Gold Cir., Suite G,
Rancho Cordova, CA 95742;
Brown & Hartman Engraving Co.
552 S. Quincy Ave., Tulsa, OK 74120;
Phone: 918-582-1165 or 800-572-1398;
Cal Art & Engraving Inc.
Magnesium photoengravings, including 16 gauge woodmount
(.918 inches) for letterpress.
340 Industrial Road, San Carlos, CA 94070;
Phone: 650-591-4443; Fax: 650-637-0543
Central Michigan Engravers, Inc.
Magnesium line cuts and halftone cuts mounted on cherry
wood. Larger ones mounted on plywood unless specified.
P. O. Box 15600, Lansing, MI 48901 (or 412 W. Gier St., Lansing,
MI 48906); Phone: 517-485-5865
Magnesium and Copper etching.
3817 West Main St (P. O. Box 728), Batavia, NY 14020;
Location: 840-T 12th St., N.W., P. O. Box 240, Mason City, IA 50401;
Phone: 641-424-2535 or 800-779-2535
Specializing in mail order gold blocking dies, foil printing dies and
letterpress blocks, artwork, and general reprographics.
Unit 1, A6 Business Centre, Telford Way, Kettering, Northants,
NN16 8UN England;
4840 S. 33rd St., Phoenix, AZ 85040;
Phone: 602-304-0404 or 800-851-4120;
Owosso Graphic Arts, Inc.
"America's largest manufacturer of quality brass, copper & magnesium dies."
151 N. Delaney Road, Owosso, MI 48867;
Pella Engraving Company
808 East First Street, P. O. Box 127, Pella, Iowa 50219;
Peterson Engraving, Inc.
1242 S. Boyle Ave., Los Angeles CA 90023;
Phone: 323-264-1888; Fax: 323-264-9078.
Phillips Engraving Co.
- Magnesium engravings.
2103 E. McDaniel St., Springfield, MO 65802;
Phone: 417-869-4811 or toll-free 888-369-6906; Fax: 417-869-5504.
Same day Magnesium engravings. 16g and 11pt mounted on cherry
for letterpress as well as 1/4 inch for hotstamping.
230 Bethlehem Pike Colmar, PA 18915;
Valley Etching, Engraving, and Design, Inc.
120-B Whiting Farms Road, Holyoke, MA 01040;
Phone: 413-536-2256; Toll free: 1-888-323-3283;
Winston-Salem Engraving Co.
446 Brookstown Ave., Winston-Salem, NC 27101;
Phone: 336-725-4268 or 336-724-1711
When buying rubber or synthetic rollers, consult with the
manufacturer about what type are best for letterpress printing.
You will usually want rollers that are somewhat softer (14-15
durometers) than those used for fast running offset presses.
Zycon, "the search engine for manufacturers," to view their
listing of roller manufacturers.
A-Korn Roller, Inc.
3545 South Morgan St., Chicago, IL 60609;
Phone: 773-254-5700 or 800-999-2346;
Fax: 773-650-7355. (Also: 8495 Roslyn St., Commerce City, CO 80022)
Advanced Roller Co.
212 Lewis Court, Corona, CA 91720;
Columbia Rubber Mills
Location: 14800 SE 82nd Drive, Clackamas, OR 97015;
Phone: 503-557-9919 x 110 or 800-547-5557 x 110;
Eli Evans Letterpress Rollers
Rollers for Adana and Kelsey presses. Location: Milton Keynes,
Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom; E-mail: ElliEvans@aol.com
Located in Illinois, North Carolina, Indiana, Florida, and
Note: In December 2004 Finzer acquired Bingham Rollers
of Atlanta, GA; Dallas, TX; Houston, TX; Kansas City, MO;
Pittsburgh, PA; Palmyra, NY; San Leandro, CA; Searcy, AR; and
Ramco Rubber Products
Location: 241 West Allen Ave., San Dimas, CA 91773;
Rubber Roller and Rubber Roll Manufacturers
This Web site provides information on the subject of rubber
roller and rubber roll manufacturers and other related topics.
Tarheel Roller & Brayer Co.
Will cast composition rollers for small letterpress: C&P, Kluge,
Craftsman, Pearl, Golding, Gordon, Pearl, Official, Prouty, Miller,
Miehle and others up to 2-1/8 inch in diameter.
6118 Winview Heights, Clemmons, NC 27012;
A & D Graphics, Inc.
Hot Metal Typesetting services for printers, foilstampers,
etc., on Linotype and Ludlow machines. Established 1965; John
150-30 Hillside Avenue, Jamaica, NY 11432;
American Printing Equipment & Supply Co.
- Letterpress, printing, and bookbinding supplies &
153 Meacham St., Elmont, NY 10013;
Phone: 516-437-9105; Fax: 516-437-9107.
Antique Machinery Removal
Antique Machinery Removal was established for the
transportation of vintage printing machinery. Located
in the United Kingdom.
Art Boards Printmaking Supplies
Art Boards Printmaking blocks are made letter press type high (.918"
thick). Blocks are made in End Grain hard maple for engraving, and in
Plank Grain soft maple for wood cuts.
612 Degraw Street, Brooklyn, NY 11217;
Phone: 718-237-2592 or 800-546-7985;
- Bay Island Press
Photopolymer Plates, Magnetic Bases, and other services.
1222 Lincoln Avenue, Alameda, CA 94501;
"The Diecutter's Source" includes equipment such as makeready
supplies and tools and quoins.
Don Black Linecasting
- Dealer in: Linotype, Intertype, and Ludlow matrices; Bindery
equipment; Handset type; and Presses & parts. 120 Midwest Road,
Unit # 5, Scarborough, Ontario, Canada M1P 3B2;
Supplier of photopolymer plates and supplies.
501 W. Fayette St. Studio 222, Syracuse, NY 13204;
Phone: 315-473-0930; Fax: 315-473-0930
- Brother Trade Est.
- Dealer for printing materials such as ink, wash-up, and Heidelberg
P. O. Box 3549, Zarka 13111 JORDAN;
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org (Hesham S. Sawwan);
Phone: 962 5 3612338; Fax: 962 5 3860938
- Manufacturers and exporters of printing machinery and graphic arts
equipment, including Adana printing presses; Caslon House, Lyon Way,
Hatfield Road, St. Albans, Herts AL4 0LB, United Kingdom;
Phone: +44 (0)1727 852211; Fax: +44 (0)1727 855772
Manufacturer of paper cutters, paper drills, and other
paper handling machines.
Location: 6125 Norton Center Dr., Norton Shores, MI 49441;
Phone: 231-799-8484; Fax: 231-798-1275
Parts and tools for a wide variety of guillotine paper cutters.
43 Warner Street, Greenfield, MA 01301;
Craftsmen Machinery Company
Craftsmen still has some parts available for their table-top
presses. Contact Sherwin Marks, P.O. Box 38, Mills MA 03054;
Ralph C. Crawford Company
- Printers' machinists and letterpress repair.
1769 East 23rd St., Los Angeles, CA 90058;
Phone: 213-749-4497 or toll free 877-749-4479; Fax: 213-747-9409
Crown Flexo Graphics
Produces photopolymer plates for the flexographic printing industry.
2624 Verne Roberts Cir, Ste 111, Antioch, CA 94509;
Phone: 925-206-4030; Fax: 925-215-8458.
Damosel's Printers Blocks
- A variety of old printing blocks. Site includes on-line
museum as well as store.
PO Box 496, Campbelltown, PA. 17010-0496
Demers, Inc. and Demers Parts
Independent source for replacement Heidelberg parts and for
aftermarket Heidelberg presses.
11052 Challenger Ave., Odessa, FL 33556;
Phone: 800-956-3612 or 727-372-1200;
Eco Printing Supply
Sells flatbed plunger and rotary numbering machines (6, 7, or
8 wheel; standard or skip; forward or reverse); also sucker
feet for printing and paper handling machines. 1740 Haultain
St., Victoria, BC V8R 2L2 CANADA;
The Evanston Print & Paper Shop
A community art center for bookbinders, letterpress printers,
artists and designers. Located in Evanston, Illinois, a suburb
GT Graphic Service & supply
- Supplier for Intertype, Linotype, Ludlow, Vandercook, letterpress
supplies. Fonts for Ludlow, Linotype, Monotype. Machinery mover and
Greg Timko, 50C Rocky Point Road, Rocky Point, NY 11778;
Phone: 800-237-8009 or 631-821-1905; Fax: 631-821-1908
Graphic Chemical & Ink Co.
- All kinds of graphic products, including letterpress inks.
728 North Yale Avenue, Villa Park, IL 60181;
Phone: 800-465-7382; Fax: 630-832-6064
Harry F Rochat Ltd
Suppliers and manufacturers of various presses, including
Location: 15a Moxon St., High Barnet, Herts EN5 5TS, United Kingdom;
Phone: 020 8449 0023;
Fax: 020 8449 6132.
Hicks Brothers Printing Equipment
An equipment dealer in Fremont, California, selling a fair amount
of letterpress equipment. 3080 Osgood Court, Fremont, CA 94539;
Phone: 415-575-0933; Fax: 510-445-1644
- Iowa Type Cases
- Small (9" by 4") plastic injection mold cases that fit in 9" x 13"
galleys. Larry J. Raid, PO Box 170 (222 S. 2nd St.), Denmark, IA 52624;
Phone: (home) 319-528-6151 (office) 319-528-4334
JanTech Marking Equipment Co.
- 13080 Three Oaks Dr., White City, OR 97503
Phone: 541-830-0260 (In USA, 800-488-6588); Fax: 541-830-0261
Manufacturer of portable, electric, semiautomatic letterpress
marking machines for identification marking and coding of
manufactured component parts. Use letterpress type to imprint
on flat or curved surfaces.
John Gutek Heidelberg Repair Inc.
Specializing in repair of Heidelberg printing presses:
windmill, cylinders, offsets, specialty presses (SBDP
foilstamper, SGS 41 inch die cutter, rotaspeed). Location:
23689 N. Midlothian Rd., Lake Zurich, IL 60047; E-mail:
JGutek@aol.com; Phone: 847-550-1617; Fax: 847-550-1621.
- A warehouse collection of printing equipment.
Owner: John S. Barrett.
55 North Chicopee Street, Chicopee, MA 01020;
Phone: 413-222-9029; Fax: 413-732-2146
McClain's Printmaking Supplies
"Dedicated to the Art and Artists of Relief Printmaking."
15685 SW 116th Avenue PMB 202, King City, OR 97224-2695;
Phone: 503-641-3555 or 800-832.4264; Fax: 1-503-641-3591.
- Mergenthaler Hot Metal Systems
(Sold to Thomas Fitzgerald in early 2000.)
4450 Commerce Circle, S.W., Atlanta, GA 30336;
Phone: 800-321-2630 or 404-691-7670;
NA Graphics (Fritz Klinke)
- All sorts of printing supplies: books, spacing material,
border & rule, ink, press parts, leads & slugs, quoins,
rollers, etc. Contact Fritz Klinke, P. O. Box 467, 1314 Greene St.,
Silverton, CO 81433;
Phone: 970-387-0212; Fax: 970-387-0127
For twenty years, Gene Becker has supplied photopolymer plates.
73-48 183 Street, Flushing, NY 11366;
Polymetaal Graphic Arts Equipment
A manufacturer of printmaking equipment, including presses.
Located in the Netherlands.
Pressworks MAXimum Machinery
- Parts, Service, & Equipment for the Graphic Arts Industry, including
remanufactured Heidelberg Equipment.
12070 South Profit Row, Forney, TX 75126;
Primary Press Repair
- Services presses used for printing and die-cutting anywhere
in North America (U.S. and Canada).
In the hot metal business for over thirty years as a repairman for
Linotype, Intertype, and Ludlow machines. Willing to offer advice on
setup, inks, and other letterpress topics.
14409 Valeda Drive, La Mirada, CA 90638;
Repair, mats, and sales for Intertype, Ludlow, and Linotype.
713 Space Park North, Goodlettsville, TN 37072;
Phone: 615-859-0029 or 800-367-3804;
Dave Seat - Hot Metal Services
Supplier of Hot metal typesetting equipment & supplies.
Linotype, Intertype, & Ludlow machines & parts.
Daniel Smith, Inc.
Fine artists' materials, including ink and paper.
P. O. Box 84268, Seattle, WA 98124-5568;
Phone: 800-426-6740 or 800-426-6740;
Fax: 800-426-6740 or 206-224-0404
T and T Press Restoration
"Putting the abandoned table top printing press back into operation."
Located in Hugo, Minnesota.
Thompson Cabinet Company
Manufacturers of wood and steel composing room equipment.
510 East Lake Street, Box 588, Ludington, MI 49431.
- A traditional letterpress printing company located in New York
City's historic Brooklyn Navy Yard, Woodside Press provides services
for hot-metal typography with their English and American Monotype;
Linotype; and Ludlow typecasting. Their Web site has good descriptions
Monotype and the Linotype.
Address: Brooklyn Navy Yard, Building 3 - Suite 1008, Brooklyn, New
York 11205; E-mail: Info@WoodsidePress.com; Phone:
718-222-4560; Fax: 718-222-4562
Valley Litho Supply
- “Quality printing, screen printing & photography supplies
at a discount.” Of particular interest: Van Son inks.
Address: 1047 Haugen Avenue, Rice Lake, WI 54868;
Phone: 800-826-6781; Fax: 800-962-5924
The Briar Press -- Letterpress Classifieds
Includes both “Wanted” and “For Sale”
Click on the "Letterpress" category.
Select a geographic area, select the “sale/wanted”
area, search on the word “letterpress”, and see
what pops up.
- There's usually lots of letterpress equipment included in
the “Printing & Graphic Arts” category of this
large on-line auction service.
Click on the "Letterpress" category.
Metal Type Classified Ads
Categories for sale and wanted include Publications,
Equipment, and General.
The Printing Equipment World Wide Network
“We're Printers Serving Printers”
Publishers of periodicals and books related to letterpress printing.
An e-journal for the book binder and book artist.
The Legacy Press
A small publishing firm specializing in books about the
printing, paper, and book arts.
Letterpress Printing, a manual for modern fine press printers
Paul Maravelas's sourcebook for beginning and intermediate
letterpress printers. Published by Oak Knoll Books in 2005.
Oak Knoll Books & Oak Knoll Press
Publishers of books about books, the history of books, and
book arts. Their site has a Digital
Books page with listings for books about books.
- The Printer
- Michael J. Phillips,
Editor-Publisher, 337 Wilson Street, Findlay, OH 45840 USA;
$30 a year for 12 issues; $55 for 2
years; $80 for 3 years.
The Magazine of Type & Typography
- An independent quarterly on type and typography published
by Quixote Digital Typography. One year subscription: $28,
Canada/Mexico $32, outside North America $36. Payment in US
funds or major credit card. Address: Dept. W-1, 2038 N. Clark
St, Ste 377, Chicago, IL 60614; Phone: 312-953-3679, or for 24
hour ordering in the US 800-810-3311;
An on-line magazine about type
- Put together by Daniel Will-Harris; lots of other
interesting stuff is linked to the Will-Harris
House home page.
Movies and videos related to letterpress printing.
The Boxcar Institute Training Series
Videos explaining topics like makeready, adjusting roller
height, and base lock-up and cleaning.
Firefly Press Interview
YouTube video narrated/produced by Chuck Kraemer.
How Ink is Made
A nine minute video from Printing Ink Company of Vaughn,
Ontario, Canada, showing how they manufacture printing
ink. Peter Welfare, head inkmaker, describes the process.
Kat Ran Press Resources
QuickTime movies, mostly related to type casting; also
lectures on the keyboard and the caster and a PDF file showing
the lay of the California Job Case.
Pictorial Webster's: Inspiration to Completion
Production of Pictorial Webster's, a book that contains
thousands of engravings from nineteenth century
Merriam-Webster Dictionaries. The letterpress project took a
decade to complete.
The Prelinger Archives contains thousands of short
advertising, educational, educational, and amateur films. You
can search for letterpress-related topics among the films.
Printing with Letterpress
"Phil Abel and his colleagues at traditional letterpress
printshop Hand and Eye still use techniques that inventor
Johannes Gutenberg would recognise." Part of the Guardian
series Disappearing acts.
Movies available for download include The Creation of
Printing Type, Typomania, Letterpress
Printing, and The Linotype.
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