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Nov 21, 2009

Larry Thompson established Greyweathers Press several years ago because of  a "love of beautifully designed type skillfully arranged on a well-proportioned page."

His original plan was to print letterpress books only, however, as his enterprise evolved Larry became interested in relief block prints and now includes these in his work. Editorial focus is on the literature both of 19th and early 20th century British and American writers and young, unpublished writers. All printing and typesetting is done by hand on a Vandercook S-219AB proofing press. Books are also bound by hand.
 
I met with Larry in his studio in Merrickville, Ontario (about a half hour drive south of Ottawa) to talk about what he does. Listen as he takes us through the letterpress printing process.