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How Ink Is Made

A Chief Ink Maker shows how colour and ink is created from the raw ingredients–powder, varnish, and passion. Everything designers and printers need to know about the process, the challenges and joy of ink making.

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Presented by Peter Welfare, president and head inkmaker, The Printing Ink Company.

The Printing Ink Company:
True Performance in Colour

Written and produced by
Ian Daffern

Directed and Edited by
Tate Young

Photographed by Tony Edgar

The Letterpress Wooden Calendar Without Expiry


Wooden letterpress calendar without expiry. It has typesetting fields of year, month and days. User just changes once in a month name of month and assembles days field, including end of previous month, current and the start of next month.

Contour letters of calendar makes its full name, second stroke sets aside for year and month, third stroke contains day’s names.

-  total letters number (incl. typesetting) - 211 smth

 - dimensions — 640х460х35 mm

 - weight (when assembled) ~ 1,8 kg


Impressions by Aardvark Letterpress

Aardvark Letterpress is a true and classic printing business. All of the letterpress printing is performed onsite at Aardvark Letterpress by Luis, his sons Brooks and Cary, and their lead pressman, Oscar Gomez. Aardvark still has the old Chandler & Price, but has added two 10 x 15 Heidelberg windmill presses, a Miehle V-50 vertical press, and a Superior handpress.

Aardvark Letterpress is also unique in that, unlike most letterpress printers, Aardvark has full typesetting capabilities. As former typographers, Aardvark Letterpress still has its own fully operational Linotype machine, two Ludlow typesetting machines, and an extensive collection of hand-set type. Aardvark Letterpress has more than 200 typestyles that can be set “in house” and used in the letterpress job.

Read and see more here: Aardvark Letterpress

Also watch a short film by XK9 and see what happened when Josh Zucker, Matt Sessions and Bill Dawson met at Aardvark Letterpress in downtown Los Angeles. Cary and Brooks Ocon and Pressman Bill Berkuta agreed to let them to get in their way while the XK9 business cards were being printed. This film is a small document of Aardvark’s excellence and what happened that day. (Film at the end….


Impressions from XK9 on Vimeo.

Bauer Bodoni Letterpress Print

Bauer Bodoni letterpress print designed by Jim Williams an award winning typographer & graphic designer who has a lifelong passion for the craft of typography and letterforms.

Pivot Interiors Calendar

Using the format we designed for our Studio On Fire calendars, the marketing team over at Pivot Interiors designed this 2012 calendar in celebration of their expansion into southern California.


2012 Letterpress calendar | Typojungle


Following the success of the sold out 2011 edition, the designers wall stickers, posters & the letterpress coasters, the designer and editor of the famous Graphic-Exchange Fabien Barral is pleased to present you this 2012 letterpress calendar project. 19×12 cm, 13 cards on 480g ecoboard 100% recycled. Limited edition to 500 copies, hand numbered. Letterpress printed by Lettera Magica. Poland

3D Boy Poster « Beast Pieces


3D Boy Poster

This print is the result of a collaboration between illustrator/painter/art maker Oliver Jeffers and swissmiss’ Tina Roth Eisenberg. Quirky and fun, this three color poster measures out at 11″ x 14,” printed in our Minneapolis studio on Crane Lettra Flo White 110lb cover stock. Does anybody else think popcorn sounds really good right now?

Available for purchase over on Swiss Miss.