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Printing Resources from around the planet

How to Choose the Right Letterpress Ink - Great ideas from Boxcar Press
How to mix and store ink - More great ideas and videos from Boxcar Press
How to set up a Printing Shop - ideas on everything you will need - from Boxcar Press - very helpful
Ladies of Letterpress - Dedicated to the proposition that a womanʻs place is in the Print Shop. Ignore the name - this is a great place to get a lot of good ideas. Very good forum that discusses common problems in printing.
Circuitous Root.com - Studies in Antiquarian Technology and Other Matters. I find this site is very sluggish and comes up with network errors where it hasnʻt been able to find the page. But if you Refresh the page, youʻll get through and there is some brilliant stuff if you hunt around - information on presses, composition machines, all sorts of interesting information.
Briar Press.com - Started in 1994 and now with over 70,000 registered members, Briar Press is a community of letterpress printers, book artists, and press enthusiasts. The site is dedicated to the preservation of letterpress-era equipment and the art of fine printing. Arguably the number one letterpress site on the internet.
Out of Sorts Press - This is a Letterpress Education website dedicated to providing information about letterpress printing and the benefits to a design education. Click on the link to go to the Education Flash site. There is a lot of great information on this site.
Green Dolphin Pressʻs FAQ - a brilliant site answering just about all the questions youʻll ever have about Letterpress printing.
Excelsior Press - A private 1930's-era Print Shop running truly antique printing presses in the spirit of the letterpress printers who used them long ago. Have a look around, especially at the blog, and also at their Youtube video list. They have made some wonderful videos on the Kelsey desktop press which are applicable to many desktop presses and lots of other wonderful little videos.
UPrinting, The Invention and History of the Printing Press - A huge selection of links to articles that cover topics like Early Forms of Paper and Printing, Scriptorium, History, Inspiration and Invention of the Printing Press, Johann Gutenburg Printing Press and How the Printing Press Works. This resource was recommended by Mason and Linda Sanchez. Thank you!
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