14 episodes

In the “Letterpress Digest” podcast, novice printer Jordan Berry talks about all things letterpress with some of the most influential and experienced artists, designers, and printers who are using letterpress printing today. You’ll hear guests talk about the resurgence of letterpress and their first printing press as well as numerous helpful and practical tips like how people launched their letterpress business, what type of ink they use, how they found their printing press, how to design for letterpress, and many more. There will also be some fun and entertaining stories along the way, all centered around letterpress.

Letterpress Digest: A Podcast About Letterpress Printing Jordan Berry

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    • 4.9 • 28 Ratings

In the “Letterpress Digest” podcast, novice printer Jordan Berry talks about all things letterpress with some of the most influential and experienced artists, designers, and printers who are using letterpress printing today. You’ll hear guests talk about the resurgence of letterpress and their first printing press as well as numerous helpful and practical tips like how people launched their letterpress business, what type of ink they use, how they found their printing press, how to design for letterpress, and many more. There will also be some fun and entertaining stories along the way, all centered around letterpress.

    013 // Andrew Steeves. Gaspereau Press.

    013 // Andrew Steeves. Gaspereau Press.

    Andrew Steeves gets a bit philosophical on us as we discuss the inner workings of letterpress printing, publishing, and more! So much wisdom shared in only 1 hour.

    • 1 hr 1 min
    012 // Jen Farrell. Starshaped Press.

    012 // Jen Farrell. Starshaped Press.

    Jen is the proprietor and creative entrepreneur at Starshaped Press. She's been printing like it's 1929 since 1999 and is one of the foremost artists/printers pushing the fold to creatively use old type in new and energizing ways. Jen rocks!

    • 58 min
    011 // Paul Moxon. Vanderblog.

    011 // Paul Moxon. Vanderblog.

    Paul Moxon runs the Vanderblog @ vandercook.info and travels around teaching folks about Vandercook presses while also helping to repair them. He's got experience in mechanics, history, and the arts and shares a lot during this hour-long conversation.

    • 1 hr 3 min
    010 // Britt Rohr. Swell Press.

    010 // Britt Rohr. Swell Press.

    Britt Rohr is the Master of Quoin. She runs a custom letterpress shop called Swell Press Paper Co. in Los Angeles and her forte is watercolor dip-dye and deep impressions.

    • 51 min
    009 // Steve Varvaro. Southpaw Printers.

    009 // Steve Varvaro. Southpaw Printers.

    Paper. Steve Varvaro has over 30 years in the paper business. We spend the hour talking about all things paper and how it applies to letterpress, including the difference in text vs. cover, paper weights, thickness, finish, grain, and so much more.

    • 1 hr 4 min
    008 // Adrian Ramos. Ramco Roller.

    008 // Adrian Ramos. Ramco Roller.

    In this episode, Adrian Ramos of Ramco Roller gives us the rundown on all things rubber, including some history of letterpress rollers, the superball, and even the option for strawberry-scented rubber rollers (what?!?).

    • 1 hr 1 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
28 Ratings

28 Ratings

HokiePeg ,

Lovely introduction to the letterpress community

I grew up in the printing business - third generation family shop - and really enjoyed these interviews of folks who came to printing from very diverse paths.

gregstoneprints ,

Fantastic for novices and pros!

Letterpress printer myself having fallen in love with the process in college a decade ago. Love hearing the origin stories of the printers Jordan interviewers being sucked into the rabbit hole of the medium, and similar backgrounds (I am a former Hatch intern, Midwest grad school).

Great perspective from Jordan who makes it accessible to those unfamiliar or new to the medium, while giving great insight and tips for amateurs and pros!

Depetron ,

Really digging this podcast

Letterpress is a passion of mine and I am thoroughly enjoying hearing interviews of people I know and continually learning little snippets of info that I can use in my own studio. Keep up the good work!

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