Author: kpmartin

2018 ATF Conference Wrap-up

Sunday August 26th was the wrap-up day for the conference. In the afternoon there was a barbecue and open house hosted by Patrick Reagh Printers in Sebastopol, about an hour’s drive north of San Francisco. Unfortunately my flight home departed

Posted in American Typecasting Fellowship, Kevin, Past Events, Type Casting

2018 ATF Conference—Day Two

The second day of the 2018 ATF conference again took place at M&H Type.

Posted in American Typecasting Fellowship, Kevin, Past Events, Type Casting

2018 ATF Conference—Day One

The first day proper of the 2018 ATF conference consisted of a series of presentations given in the gallery space at Arion Press. The day started off with a continental breakfast, a Welcome and general comments and announcements, then on

Posted in American Typecasting Fellowship, Past Events, Type Casting

A new book arts fair at the end of September

A new book arts fair has popped up in the Toronto area: the Howard Iron Works Print Expo & Fair on Saturday, September 29th 2018, from 10am to 4pm. This will take place at Howard Iron Works, 800 Westgate Road,

Posted in Howard Iron Works Print Expo & Fair, Upcoming Events, Us

Back to the old dryer felt

About 2½ years ago we changed our dryer felt because we couldn’t obtain the previous product. Our last roll of this wide thick stuff has run out, but we’ve managed to find a supplier of dryer felt that is more

Posted in Things we sell, Us

2018 ATF Conference—Day Zero

Why “Day Zero”? The American Typefounding Fellowship conference proper started on Friday, August 24th, but the day before that had technical sessions, where we got to see how M&H Type run their Monotype Composition casters. I attended the afternoon session,

Posted in American Typecasting Fellowship, Kevin, Letterpress, Past Events

Flying Back to Toronto

On my return flight from the ATF conference in San Francisco I spotted two interesting views out of my airplane window (facing South). The first was an interesting landform in Wyoming: The Killpecker Sand Dunes are formed from an old

Posted in American Typecasting Fellowship, Conferences and Meet-ups, Geography, Past Events, Weather

Off to Frisco!

Tomorrow I’ll be flying to San Francisco for the 2018 American Typecasting Fellowship (ATF) conference, hosted this year by M&H Type and the Arion Press. I expect most of the usual gang to be there, with presentations about old systems

Posted in American Typecasting Fellowship, Conferences and Meet-ups, Kevin, Past Events, Type Casting

the Papertrail on local TV (again!)

A month or two ago we were featured on the local CTV station’s Made Right Here segment. I guess they found us so photogenic they sent another crew (well, just two people, actually) over and this week we appeared on

Posted in Hand Papermaking, Papermaking, Us

A Chase for our Sigwalt Press

We received our Sigwalt Chicago No. 11 press with no chase so it has been sitting collecting dust for a while. I recently cobbled together a chase from a scrap of the ¾″-thick high-density polyethylene (HDPE) sheet we use to

Posted in Equipment Acquisition, Repair, and Maintenance, Letterpress, Sigwalt Chicago No 11, Us

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