The challenge of preserving a craft that predates the Google search by centuries requires some printer-to-printer networking! Shop Talks are for talking shop: comparing notes on equipment and techniques, finding sources for supplies, or sharing opportunities and talents. We gather around the virtual composing stone for these uncensored, unrecorded, free roundtables hosted by genial moderators on a monthly basis. There are no stupid questions, and mansplainers will be digitally escorted to a solo breakout room.
Can’t source that antique tool you need in the print shop? Then make it! Laser cutters, 3-D printers, and even less sophisticated tools can help you make otherwise rare but handy tools for letterpress printing. What are you making?
All of PiP’s Shop Talk events are live, uncensored, and unrecorded — we find it’s a lot more fun and interactive this way. They are closed captioned using Zoom’s Live Transcription feature.
Richard Kegler formed P22 Type Foundry in 1994 and was a co-founder of the WNY Book Arts Center in Buffalo, New York. From 2014-19, he was the director of the Wells College Book Arts Center in Aurora-on-Cayuga, NY. Richard has spent his career combining an interest in traditional printing crafts with entrepreneurial initiatives. His artwork over the last 40 years has used hand printing and book arts as a focal point. He is director of the documental film Making Faces: Metal type in the 21st Century (2011). His current project Dry Inc. focuses on post-digital printing & typography and new printing tool development.