Ancient print process still impresses

LASTING LETTERPRESS: Dan Wood, owner and founder of the Dan Wood Rhode Island letterpress print shop, works with Lois Harada, shop manager, on the Polyman 50 automatic-fed cylinder letterpress at the shop’s headquarters in Providence. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO
LASTING LETTERPRESS: Dan Wood, owner and founder of the Dan Wood Rhode Island letterpress print shop, works with Lois Harada, shop manager, on the Polyman 50 automatic-fed cylinder letterpress at the shop’s headquarters in Providence. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO
For Dan Wood, owner of Dan Wood Rhode Island letter­press print shop, “anytime the linotype runs, that’s an achievement.” The 1994 Rhode Island School of Design graduate counts himself lucky to employ four people, including one part time, in a letterpress printing shop in 2018. He said he is proud to keep alive an art…

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