Pressing On: The Letterpress Movie

Last night William and I went to see Pressing On: The Letterpress Film at University of Indianapolis. It was in the Ruth Lilly Auditorium in the Christel DaHaan Arts Center which is quite pretty. I had not been in the auditorium before and it was in a contemporary style, but used moulding in ways seen in older architectural styles. I liked it, hahah.

As for the documentary, it was really quite wonderful. It was neat to see a variety of presses I have never used myself in action as well as seeing how lead and wood type is made. It made me want to dig around on eBay for a Lino-O-Scribe!

There also was an opportunity to meet UIndy’s newest printing press and print a little on it before the film, but I couldn’t make it out of work early enough. I did get to grab one of the posters for the event made my the students!

We also bought a the two shirts they were selling which are super neat. William has the 918 and I have the one with the platen press on it.

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