On Press: Pam McGuire shares the secrets of printing beautiful blacks

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Pam McGuire is Mohawk’s resident authority on print production. If there’s a question about stocks, printing or finishing, she’s answered it. In this second installment in our On Press series, McGuire shares the secrets, via video, on how to print the richest, deepest blacks.

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Greenwich Letterpress: location, location, elation

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[Alyson Kuhn] Thank goodness one of my tipsters told me about Greenwich Letterpress shortly before my trip to NYC for the National Stationery Show. I visited the shop my first afternoon in town, a sunny springy Saturday. Quelle swell swoop!

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So Noted: HOW’s top 10

Our own Felt & Wire was described as an “Amazing blog for the paper obsessed” by HOW, who picked us as one of their Top 10 Websites for Designers this month. We are in good company, along with sites like Re-nourish and The Art of Hand Lettering and others. See the whole list, here. Thanks, HOW!

Ink on a Flyleaf

Used bookstores offer up layers of meaning beyond their quirky assortment and forgotten treatises on politics or cooking. We love this article from the New York Times, suggested by our friend Alison Curtin. What’s your favorite found inscription? Send it along to [email protected] with an image! [LS]

Correspondence comes alive: Letters of Note

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[Laura Nathan-Garner] Correspondence just ain’t what it used to be. At least it hasn’t been since September, when freelance writer Shaun Usher launched Letters of Note. The blog, as Usher explains on the homepage, “is an attempt to gather and sor

t fascinating letters, postcards, telegrams, faxes, and memos.”

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Frances Perkins: a stamp of her own & a signature achievement

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[Alyson Kuhn] I kuhnfess that, until a year ago, I didn’t know a thing about Frances Perkins except that she was on a 15¢ U.S. postage stamp. Fortunately, I was listening to Fresh Air on April 16, 2009, when Maureen Corrigan reviewed The Woman Behind the New Deal, a biography about Frances Perkins by Kirsten Downey.

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