Tested Learns the Craft of Letterpress Printing
A visit to the San Francisco Center for the Book, with printer Rhiannon Alpers.
Printing using the Kelmscott/Goudy Albion Iron Hand Press
with Amelia Hugill-Fontanel of the RIT Cary Graphic Arts Collection
Some great interactive and animated graphics explaining various printmaking techniques:
What is a Print? from MoMA uses interactive graphics to explain woodcut, etching, lithography, and screenprint
What is Printmaking? from The Met illustrates woodcut, engraving, etching, lithograpyh, and screenprint step-by-step
LetterMPress, an iPad app by John Bonadies illustrating the letterpress printing process
This list features "Park Row" (1952), "Seven Pounds" (2008), "Penny Serenade" (1941), "The Name of the Rose" (1986), "Newsies" (1992), and "Mister 880" (1950). Follow the link above for an overview of each and information on how to watch.
"Proceed and Be Bold" - a documentary about inimitable contemporary printer Amos Paul Kennedy.
PrintingFilms.com - a collection of vintage films showcasing printing technologies, including monotype and linotype making.
"Linotype: The Film" - a documentary about the lost art of linotype operation. The linotype machine casts full lines of metal type, that can be melted down after printed for reuse.
"ETAOIN SHRDLU" - a 1978 film documenting the last day of hot metal typesetting at The New York Times - a Common Press favorite!