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, Portland, Maine   04101-4556 , USA

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General Info:

ascensius press is best known for creating exceptional works which combine typographical design, letterpress and offset print production and supervision, paper selection, hand-sewn spines, choice leather bindings, fine marbled papers and other elements of bookmaking and other printed materials.

Products & Services:

  • Letterpress
  • Linotype
  • Book Design
  • Letterpress
  • Printing
  • Hot Metal
  • Classic Books
  • Ascensius
  • Smyth
  • Sewn
  • Heidelberg
  • Cylinder
  • Vandercook
  • Bodkin
  • Brayer
  • Chase
  • Composing
  • Stick
  • Forme
  • Frisket
  • Furniture
  • Gauge Pins
  • Grippers
  • Ink
  • Table
  • Leads
  • Lever
  • Ornaments
  • Planer
  • Platen
  • Quads
  • Quoin Key
  • Quoins
  • Roller
  • Treadle
  • Tympan
  • Type

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regard which side they are of the question of dispute." B. Franklin "Anyone who would letterspace lowercase would steal sheep." Frederic Goudy "Letterpress printing with hot-metal type... connects us with the printers of the past four centuries, who, trained in the Black Arts created books that set the standards for the future." SV "Printing with photopolymer plates... is not letterpress printing." SV "Two constants reign over the proportions of a well-made book: the hand and the eye. A healthy eye is always about two spans away from the book...
to manage and supervise the printing of their works as well. Underlying it all is a focus on meticulous detail and unparalleled customer service. For a printing quote or to discuss...
by extraneous light. When designing a book, the paper and typeface utilized are suited to the subject matter, but the major concern for us is printing text in black ink. Ninety-five percent...
to the local bookstore I went (there were no Borders or Amazons back then, for those of you under 25 years of age) and there I purchased Dover editions of D. B. Updike s Printing Types..., The Grolier Club edition of Albrecht D rer s Of the Just Shaping of Letters, and Bruce Rogers s Paragraphs on Printing. Now I had four books in my rare book collection. Fast...
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