Author: kpmartin

Another new pulp: Hemp/Cotton Rag blend

We have a batch (around 150kg) of pulp which is a blend of cotton rag and our raw hemp fibre. The hemp has not been cooked so this is purely a mechanical pulp. It still contains the shives (bits of

Howard Iron Works Print Expo & Fair 2019

This September marks the second year for the Howard Iron Works Print Expo & Fair, which will take place at Howard Iron Works, 800 Westgate Road, Oakville Ontario, on Saturday, September 28th 2019, from 10am to 4pm. Admission to the

Introductory Papermaking Workshop, Tuesday July 9th

We’re holding another of our Introductory Papermaking workshops on Tuesday, July 9th, 2019, running from 9am to 4pm (with a 1-hour lunch break) at our store in New Dundee. At the workshop, you’ll learn about the basics of making paper

Updated font list for handset type

We’ve recently purchased a large lot of matrices for casting type, and so I’ve updated our font list to match. I’m expecting another equally large influx of mats in the next few months as well, and I’ll update the list

Wayzgoose 2019 has come and gone (oops!)

We’ve been lax in posting to our blog lately, to the point of forgetting to announce the 2019 Wayzgoose in Grimsby, Ontario! This event took place at the Grimsby Public Art Gallery and Library last Saturday, April 27th. Despite the

Introductory Papermaking Workshop, May 25th 2019

We’ve tentatively scheduled another of our Introductory Papermaking workshops for Saturday, May 25th, 2019, running from 9am to 4pm (with a 1-hour lunch break) at our store in New Dundee. At the workshop, you’ll learn about the basics of making

Server Migration Complete (?)

I think I have everything migrated to our new web and mail servers now. Please e-mail us (!) at info@papertrail.ca if you encounter any problems.

E-mail server migration

As I mentioned in the previous post, we are changing the servers we use for e-mail and our web site and blog. We have changed over the e-mail server now, and our regular addresses info@papertrail.ca and orders@papertrail.ca should continue to

Server migration and resultant outages

We’re in the process of moving our web site and e-mail to a new hosting service in the cloud. They are currently hosted at my day job and I’m used to managing them with command-line tools and direct editing of

Monotype Computer Control: Diagnosing Air Flow Problems 2

After about a year and a half of ignoring the project, I’m starting again to work on my computer-driven interface for the Monotype Composition Caster. When I left off I was diagnosing problems with the ports having inconsistent air flow

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