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Links Related to My Hobby

American Amateur Press Assoc
A group of people who are interested in printing and writing as a hobby

Welcome to my letterpress web page

Although I have more than one hobby, this page is devoted to my lifelong favorite hobb: Letterpress Printing. For those not familar with it, let me explain that that was the method of printing developed by Gutenberg in the 1450's and was used pretty much unchanged until about the 1950's. . One of my major interests is the Ludlow Typograph Machine. The output from this machine looks similar to the slugs of a linotype machine but the Ludlow is different in operation and was chiefly used to set display lines or for all around use in job shops. I am always in the market to buy material related to the Ludlow machine. Not just the mats used to cast type, but also printed materials related to the machine and related equipment. I don't claim to be an expert, but I have been doing this for over 40 years. I'm always ready to answer questions. If I don't know the answer, I can at least point you in the right direction.

Dan Celani
Clinton Twp, MI 48035
United States