Chapters on technical aspects of presses, printing, good studio practice, relief matrices, and (please note) contemporary processes, are written in accessible language with useful information and tips that can only be gained from experienced practitioners. Enhanced by a fascinating array of images of prints, ephemera and artists' books by letterpress and book arts practitioners around the globe. -- Angie Butler, Book Artist, UK PRINTMAKING TODAY In short, the book is a solid overview - not overly in-depth in any one area, it is a suitable primer for those new to the field or in search of guidance to help teach others ... For those interested in understanding the whole mind-body process and experience of letterpress printing as a fine art form, this book delivers -- Camden M. Richards, co-owner of Studio Ephemera, California, USA The Book Club of California, The Quarterly News-Letter, vol. LXXIX
About the Author
Cathie Ruggie Saunders has been making letterpress books since 1973 and has over 25 years of experience teaching letterpress printing to graduate and undergraduate students at the School of Art Institute in Chicago.
Martha Chiplis has more than 16 years of experience printing limited edition books and also teaches at the Art Institute.