Impressions by Aardvark Letterpress

by R27 CREATIVELAB on Tuesday, 24 July 2012

Aardvark Letterpress is a true and classic printing business. All of the letterpress printing is performed onsite at Aardvark Letterpress by Luis, his sons Brooks and Cary, and their lead pressman, Oscar Gomez. Aardvark still has the old Chandler & Price, but has added two 10 x 15 Heidelberg windmill presses, a Miehle V-50 vertical press, and a Superior handpress.

Aardvark Letterpress is also unique in that, unlike most letterpress printers, Aardvark has full typesetting capabilities. As former typographers, Aardvark Letterpress still has its own fully operational Linotype machine, two Ludlow typesetting machines, and an extensive collection of hand-set type. Aardvark Letterpress has more than 200 typestyles that can be set "in house" and used in the letterpress job.

Read and see more here: Aardvark Letterpress

Also watch a short film by XK9 and see what happened when Josh Zucker, Matt Sessions and Bill Dawson met at Aardvark Letterpress in downtown Los Angeles. Cary and Brooks Ocon and Pressman Bill Berkuta agreed to let them to get in their way while the XK9 business cards were being printed. This film is a small document of Aardvark's excellence and what happened that day. (Film at the end....


Impressions from XK9 on Vimeo.

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