NEWS: I have closed my letterpress business, effective September 15, 2017, and am retiring.
For Sale: You may have a look at the books, printing equipment and metal type I have for sale HERE. Contact me with your questions or desire to buy: firstname.lastname@example.org. You may also look at the letterpress prints and thank you notes in various languages that I have for sale at my Etsy shop.
SHOP SALE JANUARY 13/14: For those in the "Triangle" area of central North Carolina (Raleigh/Durham/Chapel Hill, etc.) I am having a sale on January 13/14 (Sat/Sun), from 11am-5pm each day. My shop is at 812 N Mangum St, unit B (at the end of the driveway), in Durham, 27701. There will be: paper, envelopes, calligraphy supplies, books about calligraphy, design, typography, type design, etc. priced from $5 - $500. Also journals - 10 years of Fine Print; Calligraphy/Letter Arts Review back to the 1980s, and more. I'm selling some metal type and tools of the trade; printed type specimens, of metal type, phototype, digital type; and posters/broadsides I've collected over the past 40 years. Frames, chairs and stools, odds and ends. Type cabinets, too.
This 1:41 second video is a look at my former studio, with my cherished 1850s Albion handpress, and me printing on my Gietz Model 60 parallel-platen, one color, letterpress press. This press is rare in the US and is a wonderful machine!