12600Specialized lists: [was: Reacquired my DX-A3]
- May 20, 2011--- In PPLetterpress@yahoogroups.com, Aaron Wendt <awendt@...> wrote:
>Aaron, you might find another yahoo group of interest:
>[...] In unrelated news, I converted my Intertype to propane and she's spitting out lines of type after a long vacation.
Specialized letterpress lists have a necessary place beside the larger communities of LetPress and BriarPress, the PPLetterpress list and VanderBlog being excellent examples. Seeing a void, I am trying to start another yahoo list for a very small segment of contemporary printing, for users of Colt's Armory and related parallel-impression or heavy art platens: the Universal Platen Group at
Universal Platen refers to the original Gally Universal Press from which all the others derive. In the world of printing before photopolymer, such presses were the most desired for any fine press printer. Many went to diecutters, but there are still a number of printers using them, and some younger printers are beginning to appreciate their potential. Any one here with an interest is welcome to join. There isn't any discussion yet, but there are some interesting links and one instruction manual in the files section of the group website.
[note: One of the links is to a Scandinavian printing museum, and I used the browser Camino for its built-in google translation, and the translation was quite good.]
--Eric Holub, SF
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