Printing The Road Broadside

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.

 

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    Paul Michael Kane February 11, 2020, 8:52 am

    I could watch this all day long . . . stunning piece . . . and amazing generosity. Thank you!!

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    Phillip Rash-Flynn February 11, 2020, 8:53 am

    I love it! Thank you for sharing that video and thank you for the broadside.

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    Simon Mason February 11, 2020, 8:54 am

    Awesome! How the hell does that man still have all his fingers?

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    michael doukas February 11, 2020, 9:00 am

    Incredible. Watching each line of text go in was cool. And WATCH THOSE FINGERS. That machine was moving pretty fast.

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    Cristian Coppola February 11, 2020, 9:13 am

    OMG!. Beautiful job !. Thanks for sharing !!

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    Brian Hester February 11, 2020, 9:36 am

    I love watching talented craftsmen work. Also, I am impressed with that press!

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    Juan February 11, 2020, 9:38 am

    Thank you for the video and for the broadside, I have enjoyed a lot watching it and I will enjoy forever the broadside. Soon it will be framed and hanged on a wall. Stunning.

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    Anthony Simone February 11, 2020, 9:39 am

    Beautiful craftsmanship thank you for the wonderful gift ,I will be getting mine framed

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    Andrea Lewis February 11, 2020, 9:40 am

    Thank you!! Mine showed up in the mail today & I wasn’t expecting it! What a lovely surprise.

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    Earl Robinson February 11, 2020, 9:54 am

    I’m amazed at the stunning beauty of the piece, I’m not sure I’m getting one but I have ordered a few of your beautiful books and it would be an honor to get one.

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    David Mulligan February 11, 2020, 10:06 am

    So nice to see the process and watch the press in action. Thanks again, Paul!

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    Tore Rye Andersen February 11, 2020, 10:08 am

    What a beautiful process, and what a gorgeous result. The illustration above the text is also very fitting. Was it made specifically for this piece, or does it hail from somewhere else?

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      Suntup Editions February 11, 2020, 10:11 am

      Thank you. It is an old woodcut, not made specifically for this print.

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        Tore Rye Andersen February 11, 2020, 10:32 am

        Thanks – it certainly fits the paragraph perfectly.

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    Brian Kisielewski February 11, 2020, 12:57 pm

    This really is beautiful piece of art. I feel very lucky to have gotten this. Can’t wait to hang it up in my library (spare bedroom)!

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    Jay Ehrlich February 11, 2020, 3:55 pm

    Wow! Incredible workmanship that I only suspected prior to seeing it actually done. THANK YOU for keeping the trade alive!

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    Paul Wright February 11, 2020, 4:05 pm

    Fantastic !! And Thank you for the Gift once again Suntup stands out above all others.

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    Renee De Visser February 11, 2020, 4:49 pm

    Amazing! Thank you for sharing. I can’t wait to see it!

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    James Anthony sr February 11, 2020, 4:49 pm

    Thanks for the gift and for the video. Very impressed with craftmanship

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    Ernest Mealey February 12, 2020, 7:44 pm

    I am so grateful and proud to have received one of these absolutely gorgeous broadsides. Not only have you given us books of beauty, but now actual works of art to treasure as well. An absolutely amazing process to see and I am so glad there are still Master artisans that keep the process alive.

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    Scott February 12, 2020, 10:47 pm

    Thanks for sharing a look into this extraordinary gift!

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    Mark Kenific February 16, 2020, 8:26 pm

    Absolutely beautiful! What a generous thing to do! This is impressive to see.

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