Archive for June, 2011

Brand New Hoover Printing Sign

June 28th, 2011

We would like to thank our friends over at Gerard Signs for fabricating our new sign. The old sign has been a landmark for 47 years and now hangs on the back of our building. Next time you pass by our building, take a picture of our new sign and email it to us and you might find your picture on our website!  At the very least stop in and say hello. We are open Monday РFriday from 8:00 Р5:00.

 

Letterpress Printing

June 3rd, 2011

Letterpress printing is relief printing of text and/or images. The inking was carried out by rollers which would pass over the face of the type and move out of the way onto a separate ink plate where they would pick up a fresh film of ink for the following sheet. Meanwhile, a sheet of paper was slid against a hinged platen which was then rapidly pressed onto the type and swung back again to have the sheet removed and the next sheet inserted.

This was the normal form of printing text from its invention by Johannes Gutenberg in the mid-15th century until the 19th century and remained in wide use for books and other uses until the second half of the 20th century. It has been revived recently with customers desiring unique and elegant printing for special occasions: Wedding Invitations and accompanying wedding accoutrement, Baby Announcements, Grand Opening Announcements,etc.

This video clip is our fully automated Kluge with incorporated pneumatic feed running a recent Wedding Invitations.

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Letterpress Video clip