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218 Ratings

Pressing On: The Letterpress Film

United States, 2016


Why has letterpress printing survived? Irreplaceable knowledge of the historic craft is in danger of being lost as its caretakers age. Fascinating personalities intermix with wood, metal, and type as young printers save a traditional process.

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Pressing On: The Letterpress Film Directed by Erin Beckloff, Andrew P. Quinn

Critics reviews

A sensitive and reflective documentary that is clearly in love with its subject. It’s joyful about the form but melancholy about the future. If you have any interest in the history of technology, in graphic design or even in what drives people to pursue their passion, I would highly recommend watching this film.
June 19, 2018
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