Metal type being cast at the Bixler Foundry

Newly cast metal type

Challenge 15 KA hand-cranked proof press
at The Press of Robert LoMascolo

High speed Heidelberg KSBA cylinder press
at The Press of Robert LoMascolo

Sewing a book by hand

 

 
The Process


At the Press of Robert LoMascolo we know that it’s our process and attention to detail that makes our work truly special. For every project we will choose the most appropriate processes, often combining the best of modern and traditional. No matter what we are making, we start with a lengthy and thorough design process. If you’re looking for a custom look, we are happy to work with you to make your vision a reality. In general, we do all of our primary design work on the computer, this allows us to provide you with an accurate digital representation of the work before we even begin printing. Even though we may design on the computer, this doesn’t mean that it’s a fast or easy job. Good design takes time, and we start each project from scratch, not from templates.


We are equipped to make our own printing plates in-house, allowing us to easily letterpress print digital designs, custom logos and artwork with great efficiency and accuracy. For traditional metal type, we are pleased to offer freshly cast English Monotype through The Press & Letterfoundry of Michael & Winifred Bixler.


Letterpress printing offers a classic and sophisticated look. The visual impression from the type gives the printed matter a tactile nature. Compared to modern printing methods, letterpress offers a unique and special appeal, but it also is a time consuming process. Most jobs must be fed into the presses by hand and printed one sheet at a time. Each additional color represents an additional time through the press.


We can also offer a variety of hand bookbinding and kindred services all to make sure that our finished product is exactly what you wanted.


Even though all of our processes require skill and patience, we strive to keep our products competitively priced and of the highest quality and sophistication. Please don’t hesitate to contact us, and we will work with you to make it happen.  

Be sure to take a look at our items for sale on our shop books & prints page.