Letterpress Printing Is Making A Comeback In Our Digital Age

Jun 1, 2015

Letterpress is a centuries-old printing technique that is not only still being used today, but seeing a resurgence.


Letterpress printing, which uses moveable type, was the everyday printing technique for centuries. And although it is time-consuming and labor-intensive, especially compared to digital print technologies, it is not only still in use today, it’'s making a comeback. “Pressing On, The Letterpress Film will be a feature-length documentary that explores letterpress printing, and who and what has kept it alive.

Joining us to discuss the film, which is starting production, and the art and craft of letterpress, are Pressing On Producer and Co-Director Erin Beckloff, a visiting instructor in graphic design at Miami University’'s College of Creative Arts; Andrew Quinn, co-director; Producer Kevin Grazioli with Bayonet Media; and Dave Churchman, a hobby printer and collector.