Pressing On: The Letterpress Film on Kickstarter

Pressing On: The Letterpress Film is a documentary about the survival of letterpress and the remarkable printers who preserve the history and knowledge of the craft.

The Kickstarter Crowd-Funding Campaign ends May 23!! The campaign is going incredibly well but we need the letterpress community to come together to reach our goal. If we do not meet the goal we do not get any of the money raised and the film does not get made. Please visit the site to learn more.

This summer we will be hitting the road to travel across America to film interviews with our initial cast of characters. We’ll visit printers, the annual APA Wayzgoose conference, type-casters, and graphic designers across multiple states. Printing presses and type are unique. The same goes for our list of characters:

Pressing On Cast of Printers:
– Paul Aken, The Platen Press Museum
– Celene Aubry, Hatch Show Print
– Dave Churchman, Hobby Printer
– Jim Daggs, Ackley Publishing Co.
– Jennifer Farrell, Starshaped Press
– Richard L. Hopkins, Hill & Dale Private Press & Typefoundry
– Stan Nelson, Atelier Press & Letterfoundry
– David W. Peat, Proprietor Peat’s Press
– Rick von Holdt, Foolproof Press
– Gregory Jackson Walters, Private Typecaster, Printer & Collector
– Tammy and Adam Winn, The Red Door Press

For information, bios, and more, visit Pressing On’s website at

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Well you are really missing the boat here if you are not talking with John Kristensen, Firefly Press in Boston, or Michael Babcock of Interrobang, also of Boston. I refer you to both of their websites and also to the brief television clip done about Firefly, when it was in its former location, on You Tube, You also need to add The Museum of Printing in North Andover, MA to your list.

Please don’t do this half way-it is important to visit with some true letterpress printers who are doing production work with foundry type on the East Coast and also with the folks at the Museum. If you need help getting in touch with any of these people, let me know. I am on the Board of Directors for the M of P and also know John and Michael well.

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