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No Days Off

In keeping with their call to "keep yourself honest," Tracksmith was on press for the running of their No Days Off desk calendar. Good people. We were humbled by their attention and honored to be featured along with their handsome photos - here. (Have a look at their beautiful and inspiring Meter Magazine while you're at it.)

"No Days Off is not a race towards your physical breaking point, but rather a call for moderation – a daily greasing of the groove where today’s run is only as important as what you are able to do tomorrow, and the day after that, and the day after that, and the day after that . . ."

(all photos courtesy of Tracksmith)

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Words to live by: William H. Channing

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Words to live by: William H. Channing

New work based on the words of Massachusetts transcendentalist writer William H. Channing (1810-1884) to encourage an inspired approach to life, designed by 

Mihaeko

, printed by 

EM Letterpress

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8x10 inch silver ink on black paper. 

Exquisitely designed and printed - perfect for any home, office, or classroom.

Also available in a 16x20 poster printed in light gray ink on a cotton mould made paper from Europe. 

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Happy New Year

2014 brings some changes with it to EM Letterpress. First to report is our move to North Attleboro, MA, where we are teamed up with The Artcraft Company, and can now offer almost every conceivable form or printing - or just about anything you can do to piece of paper. One of our first projects for the year combined letterpress and offset printing, as well some bindery work to create Stoltze Design's 30th anniversary celebration in the form of a 2014 calendar. We're looking forward to a year of exciting new opportunities - what else can we do to a piece of paper?

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CMYK +1

Designed by Jen Strickland for Amy Clarkson. Both designer and customer were on press to help guide the process, mostly for the contrast the black plate gave. The four colors were run without the benefit of a densitometer, but the results were for the most part consistent and true. Text was printed in a spot pantone gray, instead of a screen of black. Screened type may look alright flat from an offset press, but it detracts from typography in letterpress. Process printing with letterpress is not just fun, it's reliable, and beautiful. There's an elegance to the layers of ink and impression that only letterpress can offer. In the case of a very short run like this (250 press sheets) it was also very practical.

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