Category: Letterpress

the Papertrail on local TV

CKCO-TV (aka CTV Southwestern Ontario) recently did an item on the Papertrail for their Made Right Here series which features area businesses that have interesting products or services. The 3-minute item was broadcast April 28th 2018, but is also available

Posted in Challenge MA15 Proof Press, Marbling, Moulds and Deckles, Presses, Printing, Sheet forming, Sigwalt Chicago No 11, Things we do, Us, Vats

Estimating Dry Weight of Composition Material

While trying to remelt some old composition rollers recently, I found that some of the material wouldn’t melt. Neither higher temperatures nor additional water helped. All I ended up with was a lumpy soup, from which I strained the lumps

Posted in Composition ink rollers, Equipment Acquisition, Repair, and Maintenance, Kevin, Testing Equipment

Casting Composition Brayer Rollers—the Motion Picture

I’ve posted on YouTube a video of near-epic length showing my bumbling through the casting of some small composition rollers for a Kelsey hand brayer. The rollers are about 6×1⅜″ on a ¼″ core. I had originally intended to re-melt

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A Little Printing Job

Last October I was printing some “Save the Date” cards for a customer, and decided to take a video of the work. It only too me 8 months to edit the clips into a single video, but, after much delay,

Posted in C&P Old Style 7×11, Kevin, Printing

Updated Information on New Type

We have updated our page describing the new type we offer to include some details on characteristics and typical pricing.

Posted in Things we sell, Type Casting, Us

New type for letterpress now available

We have posted a list of the faces and sizes we have available for casting in our Products section.

Posted in Font Casting, Things we sell

An Unusual Monotype Mould

I found an unusual Lanston Monotype 30pt display mould (for the Composition caster and Type and Rule caster) at my last visit to Don Black’s. What intrigued me was that the top of the blade appeared to be split into

Posted in Equipment Acquisition, Repair, and Maintenance, Kevin, Mystery Parts, Type Casting

Some Pix from Gaspereau

So here it is three weeks later and I’m finally posting some of my photos from my visit to the Gaspereau Press Wayzgoose. With Hallowe’en coming up many of the yards in Kentville were decorated with Pumpkin People. These are

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Going to the Gaspereau Wayzgoose

I’ve decided that this year, I’ll finally spend a few days to attend the Wayzgoose at Gaspereau Press in Kentville, Nova Scotia. This year the event takes place October 24th, and I plan to drive there and back, a 2-day

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But then there’s the sorts matrices…

I have my display font matrices in proper boxes now, but I still have mats for symbols, arrows, braces and brackets, ornaments, borders, etc. to sort out and inventory. Most of these were in the loose tray at top left.

Posted in Equipment Acquisition, Repair, and Maintenance, Kevin, Type Casting