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MOO Crew Does Letterpress

11th August 2011 by Lisa

At MOO, We Love to Print. You already knew that, didn’t you? But most days, we print your lovely cards on Big MOO, which is our brand new state of the art HP Indigo Digital Press. However, a month ago a few of us had a chance to print on one of Big MOO’s distant relatives.

We were fortunate enough to go on a roadtrip to a community print shop in Providence, Rhode Island – AS220 Print Shop.

another one

At AS220, we left our laptops behind, rolled up our sleeves, grabbed a composing stick , and set type by hand. To prepare us for printing using Letterpress. Cat, our instructor, introduced us to the origins of upper case, lower case, leading, picas and other printing nomenclature.

Cat, in the apron, is a wonderful and patient teacher.

Lower Case Letters

Sue, who is setting her type on her composing stick, was convinced that the composing stick was something out of Harry Potter.

Richard operating the press

All eyes were on the press operator.

Simon didn't quite mind his D's and B's. That's how he ended up with *Hello Worlb!*

And here’s my final creation entitled NEVER SAY. My favourite saying is NEVER SAY NEVER. However, due to a lack of letters in my typeface, I decide to go with NEVER SAY and then print some Textomatic MiniCards with all the other words one could consider adding to this saying.

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  1. Han:

    Looks like so much fun! Can I come work at Moo? lol.

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