1436Re: [PPLetterpress] Real Printing
- May 1, 2003Bryan,
I read that same article and thought the guy was a dope. But, I thought more
about it ...
He was originally an ad agency guy and left the biz to start his little
press. I think he makes a big noise about real vs. plastic in an effort to
impress his ad community friends who supply him with work. I think he is
providing a kind of snob appeal to impress (no pun intended!) his
customers - the agencies.
I do not agree with his attitude about polymer. I think the question was
asked in a previous post - what did some folk thing of Gutenberg and his
mechanical type verses the "beauty" of hand lettering?
I think polymer is an awesome tool to allow a printer accomplish something
that is unreasonable with the supply of metal type these days. Progress ....
----- Original Message -----
From: "Bryan Hutcheson" <bryan@...>
Sent: Thursday, May 01, 2003 2:13 AM
Subject: Re: [PPLetterpress] Real Printing
Beware of someone who claims they can define what is, or is not, real. There
was an article about a letterpress printer in a recent issue of Print. The
featured printer was taking this holier than thou attitude about
letterpress...claiming his work wasn¹t ³plastic². He may not have been using
polymer, but he sure in the hell was pretentious. His claims that his
printing was ³real² was about as fake as it gets...
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