Historic printing press removed, replaced with newer machine

A big change at Cal Poly – their historic printing press is out and a replacement is in! “In our industry, there’s a major shift going on,” Graphic Communication Department Chair Kenneth Macro said. “You get [the news] now on your gadgets.” The ‘major shift’ Macro is describing is the increasing number of news sources…Continue reading Historic printing press removed, replaced with newer machine

Rare 2,000-year-old documents found in London mud

LONDON — They came, they saw, they got down to business. Archaeologists announced Wednesday they have discovered hundreds of writing tablets from Roman London – including the oldest handwritten document ever found in Britain – in a trove that provides insight into the city’s earliest history as a busy commercial town. London dig yields 2,000-year-old…Continue reading Rare 2,000-year-old documents found in London mud

The Balvenie-Rare Craft Collection

Recently I had the opportunity to attend The Balvenie Rare Craft Collection event. If you’re not familiar with The Balvenie, it is a hand crafted scotch distillery in Dufftown on Speyside, Scotland. So how does this translate to print? The event is traveling across the United States and recently held a session in Chicago. The Balvenie wanted…Continue reading The Balvenie-Rare Craft Collection

Inside a 130-year-old Michigan Book Printing House

GRAND RAPIDS, MI — A 130-year-old Grand Rapids book publisher has a new owner. Blackford Capital, a Grand Rapids-based private equity firm has bought Dickinson Press, a full service book printing services provider. Founded in 1884, Dickinson has a niche religious printing segment. Geography might be a factor in the company’s longevity, with more than…Continue reading Inside a 130-year-old Michigan Book Printing House

100 year old printing press gifted….GIFTED!

Talk about a gift after my own heart.  Six Art pupils were gifted a 100 year old printing press as part of the National Association of Decorative and Fine Arts Society (NADFAS) initiative.  The 100 year old Printing Press came out of a closet in Cullodens Academy’s art department.  Badly needing refinishing,  Tim Honnor of Piccolo Press…Continue reading 100 year old printing press gifted….GIFTED!