This Christmas card was produced using the circa 1920 die shown on the right.  We found this die
in an old print shop when we had purchased under a bunch of ruble.  It is a brass die mounted on
what looks like oak.  It is very uneven and took a great deal of make ready to get it to print evenly.
We found the end result very pleasing.

Letterpressed on a C&P, 8 x 12
Stock:  Crane's 100 cotton
Inside Copy:  Merry Christmas foil stamped in gold.
Since 1932

B e l l   T y p e
Fine Printers
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Letterpress

Our shop includes  Type Foundry, Monotype Type Casting, Monotype
Composition, Ludlow Type Setting, Hot Foil Stamping,
Bindery Operations, and Letterpress Printing.

We do our Letterpress Printing"the old fashioned way" using Foundry Type or Ludlow.
Although plates can be made we prefer and encourage the use of metal type for that
time honored tradition, look and the value it affords the client.

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HAND MADE PAPERS:

LEFT:  The greeting card on the left is our own custom design.  Printed letterpress on Hand made
paper with marigold inclusion.

RIGHT:  Hand set type, Letterpress into individually hand made business card paper.  Gold
ornment printed using gold foil.

Letterpressed on a C&P, 10 x 15
CRANE PAPERS:

TYPE:   Set using Ludlow.  Left: Garamond Bold Italic   Right: Garamond Light

Letterpress on a C&P, 10 x 15
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