Saturday, February 23, 2013

Friend Ivan Snyder giving the Linotype a go

Here's our pal Ivan Snyder sitting at the Stumptown Printers Linotype. This guy has volunteered more time, sweat, muscle, know-how, equipment, etc. to the current Portland printing community than any one I know. He has helped usher in a new generation of Portland letterpress printers who appreciate the real deal and love working with metal type. Thanks Ivan!

Promo For C.C. Stern Type Foundry 2

Slugs from promo card below.

Promo For C.C. Stern Type Foundry

This is a promo piece for the C.C. Stern Type Foundry printed and cast here at Stumptown Printers before the foundry had its own Linotype model 31 which was donated by Bill Spurling of

Close Up Of Litter Poems Proof 1

Another photo from our Flickr archives. These lines were cast shortly after rebuilding the keyboard (the first time). What a thrill to pull these proofs and get satisfactory results from the machine for the first time!

Bicycle Transportation Alliance pin packaging

Printing from slugs cast on our Linotype. Spartan Book 10pt and 12pt. Looks fairly clean here, but as I recall we had to spend a bit of time removing hairlines.

Wednesday, February 6, 2013