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Letterpress Appreciation Day Sept. 18

Jaffe Center for Book Arts Sept. 18 Annual Open House

credit: Jaffe Center for Book Arts website

If you are passionate about printing , don’t miss this once-a-year chance to operate an historic handpress and print a poster to take home with you. The  Jaffe Center for Book Arts (JCBA) at Florida Atlantic University (FAU) Libraries in Boca Raton, Florida, is holding an open house in honor of Letterpress Appreciation Day, on Sept. 18, 2012. Drop in anytime from 3pm to 8:30 pm. at Studio 351H at the Center.

You’ll go back in time to print your poster with an 1890 Wesel Iron Handpress from the Center’s collection of historic wood type.  The Center has five different relief presses, all of which, according to the JCBA website,  are actively used by students and visiting artists to create hand-printed books and literary broadsides. 

The open house is sponsored by Convivio Bookworks, a book arts studio based in Downtown Lake Worth. Handmade limited edition books and broadsides will be for sale, with a portion of each sale benefitting the Jaffe Center for Book Arts.

Visit the JCBA Website for directions to the Jaffe Center for Book Arts

Letterpress Appreciation Day on 9/18 Celebrates .918-Inch Type Height

Letterpress Appreciation Day is commemorated on September 18 by letterpress studios in the U.S. and U.K.  in tribute to the standard height of .918 inches for wood and metal type.  Brian Press has compiled a database of letterpress shops: 
 
Letterpress shops in the U.S.

Letterpress shops in the U.K.

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