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‘This is a Kluge Letter Press, a 2000-pound cast-iron electric powered machine that has its roots in technology that is about 550 years old! In an age of digital printing techniques, the Kluge is a rare glimpse into an ever-diminishing circle of skilled trades people who prefer the Kluge’s letter press printing over quicker and smaller machines.

In the video above, Nick Sambrato of Mama’s Sauce print shop in Orlando, FL gives us a tour of the machine and what it can do despite being clearly outdated.’

The Kluge kind of looks like what’s going on in my brain at the moment as I write my dissertation but what’s happening in my brain is going 1000 times slower!

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Grain & Gram: Nick Sambrato, Printmaker

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Grain & Gram: Nick Sambrato, Printmaker

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