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743Re: [PPLetterpress] Re: Rialto Pressa ink traps

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  • Katie Harper
    Jul 17, 2002
      Perhaps that is one of those truisms that is so true, many people have said
      it independently.

      I for one would like to take a moment to thank Gerald for setting up this
      network, and for all those who contribute to it. For those of us who are
      hawking our services to a public that is far too corroded by inferior stuff
      to really appreciate letterpress or fine craft in general, it's good to have
      colleagues who can help us believe in our own sanity for wanting to produce
      the best work possible.

      Thanks to you all!

      Katie Harper
      Ars Brevis Press
      Cincinnati, OH

      > From: "bielerpr" <bieler@...>
      > Reply-To: PPLetterpress@yahoogroups.com
      > Date: Wed, 17 Jul 2002 06:43:59 -0000
      > To: PPLetterpress@yahoogroups.com
      > Subject: [PPLetterpress] Re: Rialto Pressa ink traps
      >> Well said Gerald. I think we do need to support the efforts of those
      >> designing better products, I wanted to get an idea of how much better the
      >> optimised font would be, than simply choosing a lighter font before making
      >> an investment.
      >> Ernest Shackleton, the Antarctic explorer said one should always acquire the
      >> best tools possible, as poor tools corrode the spirit, and I think the same
      >> applies to printing.
      >> Regards,
      >> Mark.
      > Interesting! On the selection of typefaces, Lewis Allen commented,
      > "inferior tools corrode the spirit" (in Printing on the Hand Press).
      > Do you suppose he appropriated that from Shackleton?
      > Gerald
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