Broadside- So You Want to Be A Writer?

This job was something a bit different for us. We usually leave the broadside printing for the letterpress printers out there who run Vandercooks, but we figured we’d try it out. The specifications were to print the poem So You Want To Be A Writer? by Charles Bukowski on an 8×16″ sheet.

We designed the layout of the poem, made two sets of plates and printed it in two parts. This meant that part of the paper stuck out of the platen while printing, but we found the gauge pins held the paper firmly in place and it did not move.

We’re very pleased with the result and look forward to printing more broadsides. Printed on Stonehenge, 250 gsm, warm white in Black. 8×16″.

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