Our favorite places to wander in the new site

We commissioned our favorite photographer-superstar Doug Lloyd to create portraits of our presses. The results are sigh-inducing works of true love. You’ll also find stories about our presses’ past lives here.

Flurry: a Journal Among the Printers launches with articles about the eco-green letterpress scene; a profile of fine press genius Walter Hamady; and Hamady’s never before published essay that will inspire and rekindle your passion for printing.

The Boxcar Institute Training Series features a heart-thumping letterpress music video that’ll make you want to get down and dance to the beat of your platens. You’ll also find original instructional videos on printing topics like adjusting roller height; setting gauge pins and registering your plate; and makeready.

What press do you love most: the Vandercook, Heidelberg, C&P, or the baby Sigwalt? Take a stand with our choose-your-press t-shirts.

Check out our expanded pressroom and platemaking supplies, including a full line of letterpress inks; letterpress starter kits; and functional-but-fashionable printing aprons. And through a partnership with American Forests, you can purchase a tree during checkout to help global warming (and for every tree you plant, we’ll plant a tree too!).

Become an expert in photopolymer by browsing through our almost 100 FAQ’s, many of them new to our site.

See Harold jumping over a press in a Central New York soy bean field.

Enjoy a really cool, streamlined way to submit platemaking orders (you’ll need to create an account first, but it’s worth it!). And place a platemaking order over $100, and we’ll plant a tree for you through a donation to American Forests.

And this blog, which we promise to keep updated with shop photos, cool things we print, and other essentials.

Boxcar friends – do send us photos of your shop, your printing aprons, yourselves. Though we find ourselves somewhat fascinating from time to time, we want this blog to be about you as well as us.

Happy wanderings.

1 thought on “Our favorite places to wander in the new site

  1. Hey guys,
    Congratulations on the new site. It looks amazing. I’m especially fond of the press portraits. That’s quite a fleet you’ve got there!

    Daniel Morris
    The Arm Letterpress
    Brooklyn, NY

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