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Letterpress workshop – August 28, 2011

Merci to Katrina and Roxanne for another great Papillon Press workshop this past weekend!

I encouraged them to mix typefaces and use ornaments, and the results look fantastic! We printed 4×6 cards of different paper stocks in green ink.

Are there any printers out there who have any information about French typefaces and if the lay of the typecase is different in French than in English? Roxanne stumped me with this question. I’d be interested in acquiring French type, if that even exists.

Katrina printing her cards
Katrina's final product has a very retro feel to it.
Roxanne concentrating at the press
Roxanne's final product en français is missing the accents, but has a very classic, bookish look.

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2 thoughts on “Letterpress workshop – August 28, 2011”

  1. All my accent-savvy fonts have shorter sorts for stuff like ‘e’, ‘a’, then accent sorts to place above the sort (grave, etc.). I’ve never seen dedicated accented sorts (but that certainly doesn’t mean then don’t exist).

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