I need a bike

I need a bike

August 23, 2014

The printers at Big Wheel Press are obsessed with all things bicycle.  Only our interns seem to get on their bikes and ride.  Our studio is a half a block away from the bike path that leads not only to my house, but to the BWP shop on Main Street...

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This baby was in a hurry...

This baby was in a hurry...

August 22, 2014

I have printed a few letterpress pieces for Rachel Maddow and her partner Susan Mikula.  Each project is a lot of fun.  Early this spring I was contacted by their designer, my good friend Michael Kusek, to help out on a rush baby shower invitation.  Another printer had dropped the ball....

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Hot Lead Guru Visits Big Wheel Press

Hot Lead Guru Visits Big Wheel Press

August 15, 2014 1 Comment

Well, we were having some linecasting newby issues with the Intertype...again...but we lucked out and Dave Seat was just down the road in Rhode Island.  Dave is a hot lead genius. On this trip he taught us how to resolve back spurts.  Sounds kinda nasty (and it is!), when too...

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First she is up and then...

First she is up and then...

August 11, 2014

Intertype Model C We had the Intertype up and running for a couple weeks, but then we hit some snags.  Our in-house research team headed up by Chris Campbell cracked open the Intertype manual and has made significant progress. Lucky for us, Dave Seat, the hot lead guru, will be...

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Intertype is up and running

July 25, 2014

Last year we acquired two Intertype linecasters from Williams Stationery in Camden, NY.  We were finally able to transport the two ton beauties back to Easthampton last month.  And last week our friend Dave Seat, from Tennessee came up and got one of them up and running.  

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