Letterpress types, made of wood, placed in a tray in the vintage print shop in Cali, Colombia. Letterpress types, made of wood, placed in a tray in the vintage print shop in Cali, Colombia.
A Colombian master printer works on the ancient letterpress machine in the print shop in Cali, Colombia. A Colombian master printer works on the ancient letterpress machine in the print shop in Cali, Colombia.
Letterpress types, made of wood, placed in a tray in the vintage print shop in Cali, Colombia. Letterpress types, made of wood, placed in a tray in the vintage print shop in Cali, Colombia.
A Colombian master printer works on the ancient letterpress machine in the print shop in Cali, Colombia. A Colombian master printer works on the ancient letterpress machine in the print shop in Cali, Colombia.
Letterpress types, made of wood, placed in a tray in the vintage print shop in Cali, Colombia. Letterpress types, made of wood, placed in a tray in the vintage print shop in Cali, Colombia.
An ancient letterpress machine seen before a new load in the print shop in Cali, Colombia. An ancient letterpress machine seen before a new load in the print shop in Cali, Colombia.
Buckets of red printing ink seen in the print shop in Cali, Colombia. Buckets of red printing ink seen in the print shop in Cali, Colombia.
Letterpress types, made of wood, placed in a tray in the vintage print shop in Cali, Colombia. Letterpress types, made of wood, placed in a tray in the vintage print shop in Cali, Colombia.
An ancient letterpress machine seen before a new load in the print shop in Cali, Colombia. An ancient letterpress machine seen before a new load in the print shop in Cali, Colombia.
A Colombian master printer picks up typefaces from the type case in the print shop in Cali, Colombia. A Colombian master printer picks up typefaces from the type case in the print shop in Cali, Colombia.
Posters printed on the ancient letterpress machine seen on the street of Cali, Colombia. Posters printed on the ancient letterpress machine seen on the street of Cali, Colombia.

Vintage letterpress print shop

Cali, Colombia – June 2012

Letterpress printing, invented by Johannes Gutenberg in the 15th century, remained the primary way to print and distribute information until the second half of the 20th century. The process of letterpress printing consists of composing movable types into the bed of a press, inking it, and pressing paper against it to create an impression. Nowadays, due to the offset printing expansion, there are few commercial print shops in the world keeping this traditional craftsmanship alive.

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Hello. I am a letterpress printer based in london and on a trip to colombia net week. Do you have the details of this print studio. I would lve to visit. Thanks

Beatrice

01.11.2014 – 13:44