I wanted to liase with a commercial printer and was offered the chance to do so by Brian Smith of Rufford Printing Co. Brian has been a printer for 50 years. Apart from running a successful and ongoing affair he has a love for traditional type and original presses. The workshop has many original machines: a Heidelberg Press, an Intertype Machine, an Arab press and a Vandercook 4C Proofing Press in addition to numerous Adana 8×5 presses.
I created 50 copies of this pamphlet based on the Bascule Bridge on the Dock Road in Liverpool – a well known land mark in the city. The pamphlet consists of pp 12. There are two original Linocut prints printed on 25gsm Kozo paper which have been tipped in. The text was hand set in 12 point Caslon and is printed on 170 gsm Zerkall paper. It was printed on the Vandercook 4c Proofing Press.
The pocket was screen printed at Hot Bed Press, Salford. The whole was sewn, bound and created by hand.