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The evolution of the book

What makes a book a book? Is it just anything that stores and communicates information? Or does it have to do with paper, binding, font, ink, its weight in your hands, the smell of the pages? To answer these questions...

The art of making a book: Setting type, printing, & binding by hand

Before machines automated the process of printing and binding books, but after books were made with handwritten pages or large, hand-carved wood blocks, books were typeset with small metal pieces, printed, and bound/s...

Upside Down, Left To Right: A Letterpress Film

Upside Down, Left To Right: A Letterpress Film, featuring Plymouth University's letterpress technician Paul Collier and one of the last movable type print shops in the United Kingdom. File related videos under: Pri...

Printing with a 2000lb cast-iron Kluge Letterpress machine

Big loud machines that make delicate beautiful things! Nick Sambrato introduces his 2000lb cast-iron Kluge Letterpress machine from his small print shop in Florida. Also don’t miss this letterpress primer vid th...