These are some important books for the letterpress printer.

General Printing: An Illustrated Guide to Letterpress Printing is a printing instruction book from the 1960’s. While it doesn’t address photopolymer, it does bring up a lot of great instruction on letterpress in general. The information is geared toward setting lead type and printing on platen presses.

(Wondering what other great printing books every letterpress printer should read? We asked this question to some knowledgeable printers, like Peter Kruty, Jenny Wilkson, Casey McGarr, and Carol Blinn. Check out this letterpress roundtable for their answers.)