P98A: our new workshop and gallery

We now have two FAG proof presses, one Grafix, a Korrex Berlin, a Korrex Nürnberg, a Korrex Frankfurt and a Heidelberger Tiegel (platen). We won’t even mention all the small platens in the shop. And as off last week, all the presses are up and running, although the latest FAG needs cleaning up and repainting.
On top of that a surprising amount of large display type, made from wood or Plakadur, Berthold’s resin material from the 50s. And lots of lead type, old and new, including freshly cast Akzidenz Grotesk and Block in sizes from 8 to 24 point Didot. Reglet, quads and furniture, iron and aluminium, are waiting to be sorted. A second row of cabinets is on order.


  1. It looks like a well-designed workspace. Congratulations! I will stop in to visit the next time I am in Berlin. I hope you’ll come out and see The Arm some time!

    1. erik

      Where is The Arm? I’ll be in London around Easter.

  2. Jay Rutherford

    The visit last week was very nice indeed. Thanks for the Gastfreundschaft!

  3. looking throgh this I do not understand how, still, well known typographers agree on the idea that letterpess is just a tendence and that does not apport to the knowledge on typography… Any answer on that? Congratulations, it is fantastic!!!!

    1. erik

      Metal typesetting teaches you that the space in between the black bits needs to be considered as well. And letterpress printing is just plain fun, especially after spending half our lives in front of screens.

  4. su dulkinys

    excited to print the 2015 new years card this afternoon….

  5. Hi there.
    I’m trying to find out how to visit the workshop if that’s even a possibility.
    What are the costs of workshops? and when are the next courses available?

    I’ve never had the opportunity to see how this works up close and in detail.
    I’m not a designer but have had a fascination for type for as long as i can remember.

    If anyone can help me i would greatly appreciate it.
    Thanks for you time.


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