“The digital age has removed us from the hands-on, tactile art of printing,” says Plymouth University’s letterpress technician Paul Collier. But the traditional practice of letterpress printing is alive and well here. Plymouth has one of the UK’s last moveable-type printing workshops, where students can learn a traditional craft that‘s proven it has enduring appeal.
Letterpress and traditional typography have experienced a revival in recent years, as more people are drawn to the vintage look and feel of it. “The quality of traditional printing is still highly regarded,” says Paul. “It has the wow factor.”
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