In the letterpress market you will find products with varying depths of printing impression. On one end of the spectrum is the traditionally-favored “kiss impression,” in which the printer applied just enough pressure to the type or printing plate to give adequate ink coverage on the paper, but the resulting … Continue reading
Amelia Hugill-Fontanel is assistant curator at the Cary Graphic Arts Collection at Rochester Institute of Technology. She is an art historian and editor who has contributed to numerous publications about Cary Collection holdings, including those about graphic design, calligraphy, wood type, and typefounding. Amelia is also a letterpress printer and a trustee of the American Printing History Association.