John Sullivan of Logos Graphics, with the printed, embossed, die-cut, but unfolded Vandercook letterpress model. (photo © Marianna Whang, 2009 All rights Reserved)
Anna Conti and John Sullivan of Logos Graphics, with the folded Vandercook letterpress model. (photo © Marianna Whang, 2009 All rights Reserved)
John Sullivan has worked with San Francisco artists and non-profits for 35 years, helping them with etching, litho, offset, letterpress and silkscreen printing, as well as book-binding. During this open studios event, he was happy to give tours of the place and answer any questions about equipment or process.
He was especially proud (and rightly so) of the printed, folded paper models of a Vandercook letterpress. These little models were 3-color offset printed, then scored and embossed on a letterpress, then die-cut, before folding. more about it HERE.
He sent some sheets through his Heidelburg Windmill Letterpress while we peppered him with questions and before we left he handed us flyers for an upcoming silk-screen class.
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