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Re: digital/metal differences (re: letterpress)



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The proof might be in the quality of the polymer plate.

Jessica
Springtide Press

> From: John Cutrone <jcutrone@FAU.EDU>
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> Date: Tue, 9 Oct 2001 13:14:14 -0400
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> Subject: digital/metal differences (re: letterpress)
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> Back when I was a student in the Book Arts program at the University of
> Alabama, a fellow student, Betsy Cluff, one of the more knowledgable and
> accomplished printers amongst us, produced an incredible little book in
> which she compared metal and digital types printed letterpress. If I
> remember right, she compared them side by side: a piece of text set in
> metal and printed letterpress on the verso, and on the recto, the same text
> set in the same typestyle and point size, using Adobe fonts, printed
> letterpress using photopolymer plates. The difference was amazing. The
> metal type generally produced a much cleaner finished product. If the proof
> is in the pudding, I'd take the metal over the digital whenever possible.
>
> John Cutrone
> Red Wagon Press
> http://www.redwagonpress.com
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