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Re: [PPLetterpress] The Last Letterpress Shop - Taiwan

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  • matthew lamoureux
    Interesting. Not just a letter shop, but a foundry. Though I see they're using a cnc mill to make their mats.
    Message 1 of 2 , Apr 30, 2011
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      Interesting. Not just a letter shop, but a foundry. Though I see they're using a cnc mill to make their mats.


      From: Steve Robison <robisonsteve@...>;
      To: Steve Robison <robisonsteve@...>;
      Subject: [PPLetterpress] The Last Letterpress Shop - Taiwan
      Sent: Fri, Apr 29, 2011 5:12:23 AM

       

      (Cross posted to several letterpress and book arts related lists...)

      Check out this YouTube clip of a traditional Taiwan letterpress shop that started in 1969. It is thought to be one of the last.

      With 3000 to 6000 different characters, finding the right character is a challenge. Looking for a Chinese character is like looking up a word in a dictionary...and for the untrained, takes more than awhile.

      It makes handsetting type from a 26 letter alphabet seem like child's play and the use of  photopolymer plates a dream.

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TO_w_fhn8Zo&feature=related

      Steve Robison
      robisonsteve@...

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