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Happy Letterpress Appreciation Day!

Today is Letterpress Appreciation Day, another one of those awesome holidays during which we’re not likely to be getting a day off from work.
 

Wood letterpress type

The date of September 18th (9-18) was chosen for good reason – the standard height of wood and metal type is 0.918 inches. Quite nifty.
 
So how am I celebrating? Well, today marks yet another year of not using my own Kelsey 5×8 Excelsior Press Model U letterpress. I purchased it over 5 years ago. Bad Elissa.
 
It sits on my desk in my studio, taunting me on a daily basis. Use me…show me you care… 
 
Kelsey 5×8 Excelsior Press Model U letterpress
 
Maybe next year I’ll finally be able to say that I  gave it a go. 
 
If you’re looking for a way to celebrate (besides printing broadsides), why not get a Type High Tee Shirt? Not only is it produced by the folks behind the excellent film Pressing On, but it also gives you a guaranteed outfit for one day a year!
 

Letterpress type image from Unsplash

One Response to “Happy Letterpress Appreciation Day!”

By Amy - 22 September 2017 (4 weeks ago) Reply

My Kingsley hot foil stamper says the same thing to me…

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