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Some proof that the press is really printing…

During the art exhibition in Langbroek I took a moment to shoot this video…   Advertisements

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IMPRIMEO EST!

IMPRIMEO EST! (Or something like that); With a combination awkwardness and pride we like to announce that the “Minion-Press” is completed, up and running… It was finished just in time for a local art exhibition in my old home town … Continue reading

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Devils at the press…

An old Dutch expression for a typo is the Zetduivel, in direct translation a “(type-)set-devil”. This goes back to the middle ages, when people had a devil for everything. Beside satan himself there were whole hordes of other devils and … Continue reading

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The Minion Press is almost ready…

I know it has been a bit silent on the blog lately. But that doesn’t mean that I have been sitting still. On the contrary, my days have been so filled that there was no time left for writing. One … Continue reading

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Back in the saddle again…

Usually it takes me a while to start up. In the morning the zombie rises and after some coffee the human slowly wakes up… Same thing after taking a break from the shop. It takes some time to get back the … Continue reading

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Little update

Quite busy these weeks, there is a lot going on in the shop. Often I forget to take pictures or write about it. Making progress on the lutes and restorations. The frame of the press has been finished and treated … Continue reading

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Building the Minon Press – pt. 3

My boss commanded me to put in some overtime at the shop… Painted the minion carving and letters. And used some dark antique wax on the block. And assembled the frame…

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Making a wooden printing press – pt. 2

You know this project is just for fun. Trying to learn more about historical printing by chasing my own fascinations. And the best way to learn is to put theory into practice. Literally getting hands-on experience. A project like this deserves … Continue reading

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I think something went wrong…

No, this blog post isn’t about the new American president, although you might suspect that from the title… Have you ever had the experience of assembling a wardrobe and ending up with something entirely different. Well something like that happened … Continue reading

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Making a printing press…

As you know I vowed not to make a historical printing press… Well, guess what… It just happened, I couldn’t help myself. In the first week of january I was cleaning up the shop. Especially the machine shop was a real … Continue reading

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