A few of us in the Material Cultures of the Book Working Group are taking a printing class for the DE BAM. It’s really amazing to be able to learn how books are constructed first hand, but it is also a very time and labor intensive process. This photo is from my first print run on a 32 leaf octavo pamphlet. It took me 2 days of trial and error (along with a mid-print-run set-back), but it turned out well in the end.

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