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Another press spotted in a movie

Last night I was watching Terry Gilliam’s 1995 movie 12 Monkeys and in one scene I noticed one of my presses in the background. Well, of course not actually my press, but the same model. During the first scene inside

Howard Iron Works (Virtual) Print Expo 2021

After skipping a year due to COVID-19, the Howard Iron Works Print Expo returns this year in virtual form. They will have events and workshops live-streamed on the weekend of October 1st and 2nd, all hosted at the Howard Iron

Looking for Papermaking Tutoring near Québec city

One of our customers near Québec city would like someone with papermaking experience to visit them to help them improve their papermaking techniques. Although my contact there speaks English I expect that it would be greatly preferable to have someone

A Parchment Supplier in France

We don’t carry parchment for sale, but we recently received this message from a producer of parchment in France. We can’t vouch for them or their products, but parchment is hard to find so I thought I would pass this

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An old video of commercial hand papermaking in 1976

I just stumbled across this YouTube video of a a 1976 documentary segment which shows the hand papermaking process at Hayle Mill in England. Note that the video ends with about 4 minutes of black screen for some reason. This

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The National Arts Drive

It is slightly late notice, but this Saturday, June 6th postponed to Saturday, June 20th 2020, something called the National Arts Drive, a sort of drive-by studio tour, will take place across North America. We will be participating in this,

A Pump Stroke Counter for the Monotype Caster

I recently installed a pump stroke counter on my Monotype Composition caster, which will prove very useful when casting spacing and fonts of display type (fonts of composition type can be produced using the paper ribbon or computer interface). The

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A Film About George Walker

There is a Kickstarter campaign on to help finance a film entitled “Woodwriter: The Wordless Art of George A. Walker.” The project was initiated by photographer and filmmaker Jeff Winch. George is a good friend of ours, whom we see at

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Valley Beater available in Bellingham WA

We’re passing on this note about a Valley Beater for sale, located in Bellingham, Washington, which is very close to Vancouver BC: I am located in Bellingham, Washington, which is very close the US/BC border, just beneath Vancouver and Surrey,

Hollander Beater and Large Press (Still) Available in Toronto

Please see our updated older posting concerning a 2lb David Reina beater and 40-ton papermaking press available in Toronto. Update: These items have been sold.

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