Cutting Wood Type with the Ladies of Letterpress
I have been very busy over the past few months.
In early June, I attended the APA ( Amalgated Printers Association) Wayzgoose in Phoenix with afternoon temperatures in June of 114 degrees. I attended several very interesting workshops and sold lots of wood type to a new set of printers and universities in the western United States.
I traveled with Don Black, from Don Black Linecasting, one of the largest resellers of printing equipment and supplies in North America. Everyone I met told me how they had purchased their first type and press from Don.
In late June my daughter Erin and I made the road trip to The Ladies of Letterpress Wayzgoose in Mt. Pleasant, Iowa. Beside a small pantograph wood type cutting machine and tubs of wood and patterns for my workshops, I traveled with another letterpress master, Dave Peat. What a trip. We talked printing and printing history all the way to Iowa and back.
The group had invited me to lecture about the history of wood type and the process I use to cut wood type at their Wayzgoose held at the famous Printer’s Hall in Mt. Pleasant. I had three different workshop groups and sold wood type for two days. I met lots of new printer friends and visited with old friends.