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A Look At The Art of Letterpress Printing

Hannah Keyser

"There’s nuances within typesetting which the average person wouldn’t appreciate," says Stan Lane, a master Typesetter and Printer with over 25 years of experience, at the start of this beautiful mini-documentary. "But someone who enjoys handling books and reading without interruption, when nothing interferes with the way they read, because it’s been well-edited, well type-set—that’s the joy of what I try to do."

If you're the kind of bibliophile Lane is talking about, you'll love this glimpse into the art of printing and letterpress produced by the London-based publisher, The Folio Society.