Printing The Road Broadside
February 11, 2020
In December 2019 we announced that we would be creating a broadside featuring the beautiful closing paragraph of The Road by Cormac McCarthy, as a gift to customers; our way of saying thank you for supporting the press.
The text is handset in Jensen metal foundry type and printed on Gutenberg Laid moldmade paper on a hand-fed press. Only 750 copies exist.
We thought you might like to see the process of how these beautiful prints were crafted. Here is a short video of the type being set and inked before the prints are hand-fed one at a time into the press.
We like to look at this broadside as being created letter by letter, line by line, and print by print, for you.