"We have featured letterpress stationery in our store since we opened and we wanted to introduce the community to this wonderful group of artisans in person." Letterpress printing involves the use of moveable type—metal, wood or polymer—in vintage presses, many over 100 years old.
Juniper Press - a traditional letterpress printing heritage studio run by a small group of enthusiasts at Bluecoat Chambers in School Lane - is currently seeking larger premises, big enough to house and display these presses and many other equally fascinating items.
While YouTube videos provide great tools to \ illustrate the advantages and disadvantages of silkscreening, offset lithography and letterpress printing technologies, working with industry, and ^ printing a real job provides the most effective learning experience.
The second case study concerns a media history of scholarly communication focusing on a short-lived and idiosyncratic plan for the reproduction of typescripts without letterpress printing in the 1930s.