General Printing: An Illustrated Guide to Letterpress Printing

General Printing: An Illustrated Guide to Letterpress Printing

by Glen U. Cleeton, Charles W. Pitkin
     
 

General Printing is a comprehensive guide to letterpress printing. With 300 photos and 140 illustrations, it offers detailed step-by-step visual instruction. Key topics include: handsetting type, taking proofs, mitering rules, locking up a form, adding packing and make-ready, feeding a platen press, advanced composition, design, typography, and tricks of the trade… See more details below

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General Printing is a comprehensive guide to letterpress printing. With 300 photos and 140 illustrations, it offers detailed step-by-step visual instruction. Key topics include: handsetting type, taking proofs, mitering rules, locking up a form, adding packing and make-ready, feeding a platen press, advanced composition, design, typography, and tricks of the trade.

"The best all-around introductory book for traditional letterpress printing, this manual is profusely illustrated with detailed and useful photographs and should occupy a prominent place on the shelf of every letterpress printer. It will serve as the next best thing to an apprenticeship at the feet of a master printer, and is certain to be used as a handy reference throughout your printing journey." --David S. Rose, Introduction to Letterpress Printing

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780978588144
Publisher:
Liber Apertus Press
Publication date:
09/06/2006
Edition description:
Reissue
Pages:
224
Sales rank:
531,400
Product dimensions:
8.25(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.47(d)

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