Knowing how seriously delinquent I am in showing some examples of my letterpress printing on this site, I was pleasantly surprised to learn that one of my recent submissions to the Amalgamated Printers’ Association (APA) bundle is shown on the APA website. As you will see if you follow the link, this “Title Page Project” required participants to use only the copy provided, and to print on a 5 × 8 page.
I thought this was a great study project, not only because I have a strong desire to print books, but also because it presented a few realistic constraints from which a myriad of solutions would evolve. Looking at others’ solutions in relation to my own is very revealing to me. I would really like to see the APA sponsor more of challenges like this one; it may help to encourage the development of real skills in budding printers like myself.