Saturday, May 23, 2015

**Drew Press** offers custom duplex paper & more to letterpress printers.

What does your card sound like?

Drew Press uses old school bookbinding gluing techniques to create unique, one-of-a-kind papers and cardstocks for letterpress printers and graphic design creatives.

We can glue almost any weight paper. From 20# text to heavy chipboard & coaster stock, Even fabrics. Registered ‘spot-on’ to within a few thousands of an inch. In quantities from 1 to 10,000

Pictured is a lift of duplexed cards.
Printed 2-color, 2-sides.
Glued after printing.
With perfect registration.

Friday, May 22, 2015

Duplex & Beyond Letterpress stocks

 My card is printed on a sample of quintalplexed cardstock. Constructed using 3 sheets of soft, felt 80# text, paper. Sandwiched between 100# Crane Lettra & 110# smooth Classic Crest cover.
 This business card for Drew Press, Inc. is printed in 3 colors, 2 sided, that is 6 passes thru the press. Printed after gluing, without any bruising or show-through. This was printed using handset types on the text so I kept that impression light.

This side of the card was printed while it was still moist from the gluing process.
This allowed for deeper impression while not not wearing out the type. 
        Thats a lie, it took  a little of the edge off........................But I liked it.

Friday, May 15, 2015

'Mini' Pot Devin cold glue machine

Here is a video of a 'mini'  Pot Devin Labeler glue machine in action.

I picked this up from Paul Frank at Perfection Type. These machines originally were made for applying labels for mailing, But the modern letterpress resurgence has given these little beauties a new and creative life.

I'm gluing 2 sheets of 80# cover, 2 sheets of 100# cover & 2 of chipboard .26pt. It can run 20 pound paper with no problem. Really an amazing range of paper weights.

It is a wonderful machine for small in-shop projects and to take on the road for traveling workshops & classroom situations.