Old school crafts: Letterpress printing


Letterpress printing is coming back in full force. The retro trend going on right now has brought back the old techniques as well, but many haven't seen how the letterpress process takes place. In another version of Dany Cooke's short documentaries we can learn about letterpress and one of the few remaining movable-type printing workshops in the UK, situated at Plymouth University, featuring Paul Collier.

Letterpress printing has suffered quite a bit since the surface of easier techniques, first with linotype and after that by offset printing. But luckily the use of the old crafts is having a big revival, and this film is a beautiful testimony of it. Paul Collier himself states that the whole printing process has a slower pace but accompanied by a more detailed appreciation for the work that's being done. Check out the video and the rest of Dany Cooke's series!

Upside Down, Left To Right: A Letterpress Film from Danny Cooke on Vimeo.

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