There's a new section on the AAPA's popular "Resources for Letterpress Printers" page. Known as "AAPA Letterpress How-To", it provdes access to articles on letterpress topics written by AAPA members.
AAPA's secretary-treasurer, and publisher of the award-winning journal A Martlet's Tale, John Carvalho describes how to print multiple colors in a single pass in "Split Fountain Madness." John wrote this article for this new section -- in fact, he is the one who came up with the idea of AAPA printers sharing their ideas.
Also new to website is an article originally printed in the May 1978 American Amateur Journalist: J. Hill Hamon's "On Microbibliogenesis." Dr. Hamon describes the steps in printing a miniature book on a table-top press.
We hope that additional AAPA printers will be inspired to add their own essays to this new "How-To" section of AAPA's Resources for Letterpress Printers.
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