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Meet the Kluge letterpress

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Letterpress is a specialised and over five centuries old form of printing. It is also one of the inspirational elements behind this blog design. Fiction produced a small interesting video on this.

Meet Nick Sambrato. He runs a print shop in Orlando, Florida called Mama’s Sauce. A 2,000 pound, cast iron, electric powered monstrosity of vacillating rods, giant spinning wheels and pneumatic hoses.

Let Nick take you on a trip back in time as he runs through the process of turning an ordinary piece of paper stock into work of art.

4 thoughts to “Meet the Kluge letterpress”

  1. Joseph Gliksman

    October 17, 2010 at 10:25 pm

    Hi loved your video . I own a print shop in Longwood Florida called Elegant Printing and Graphics and we are looking for a Kluge to do numbering . I first printed on a Kluge at my first job out of printing school. Can you recommend someone who is selling an inexpensive machine.thank you: joe

  2. Andrew Sopchak

    January 18, 2011 at 7:52 pm

    I absolutely loved this video! It brings back such memories of times in the 1970′s when I would go with my dad to my grandparents house where he had a Kluge letterpress and printed church offering envelopes, letterheads, business envelopes, etc. I would help him and was always in awe of the way that machine worked. I still own that house, which is a rental, and the press sits in the basement there! It has not been used in 30 years or so. Kind of sad. Maybe when I retire I will move it and restore it to working condition. Anyway, thank you so much for the video! – Andrew

  3. Patricio Bravo

    July 29, 2011 at 9:10 pm

    Looking for a Kluge WFD letterpress machine in good working condition.

    Thanks,

  4. tito chavez

    February 22, 2012 at 1:53 pm

    I own a printing press in the Philippines, which is now being rented, and i have a kluge 10 x 15 letterpress machine, among other offset machines. The renter seems to be specializing only in offset jobs and is not anymore using the Kluge minerva. We decided that i just sell the machine for his additional space. Does anybody here know where Kluge is made from so i can advertise it? Tnx everyone.



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