We’ve made it into 2013! The holiday season was a bit on the chaotic side this past year and I’m glad to look forward to what 2013 has to offer. I’m finally catching up after all the holiday travels (more on that later), but I did want to share some excitement from the holidays.
My friends and family always put up with my odd gift requests and Santa must have thought I had been good this year.
John found an industrial paper cutter for me, which means much faster and more efficient work for ILP. He was sneaky and told me he was out shopping around town, when in reality, he had driven an hour away to pick up the 70 lb. antique cutter in an old storefront filled with antique printing odds and ends. He contacted one of my printer friends to get the in on the “black market” of antique letterpress goods. So thoughtful, that guy.
The blade needs sharpened and a bit of cleaning, but overall, it’s in good shape and still cuts. It has no zip code on it, so pre-1963 at least.
And, because I was extra good this year, Santa (aka the parentals) also got me some NEW type. Skyline Type Foundry casts new metal type (the heavy packages were a dead-giveaway) and I also received some new wood type from Moore Wood Type. Both great companies, run by great people. I’m excited to get printing — I see Valentine’s Day cards in the near future!