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Letterpress’s Digital Reinvention

The charm of letterpress is once again readily available thanks to a digital reinvention of the plate-making process and 3-D printing.

“Though letterpress might seem like yet another expression of a society hankering for artisanal, one-of-a-kind goods in an era of endless, identical reproduction, this return to the past is different. Beneath the old-timey patina of letterpress goods is a full-scale digital reinvention that drags Gutenberg’s great creation into the full embrace of modern technology.”

Head to Wired to read How letterpress printing came back from the dead.

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