Letterpress revival takes hold at Detroit print shop

March 16, 2015 5:01 AM

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Tucked onto an Eastern Market side street, Signal-Return is the ultimate anachronism. A print shop that uses machines resurrected from the dead: movable type, ink that stains, and bulky presses that are turned by hand.

But letterpress is undergoing a revival nationwide, riding the tide of fascination with what those Shinola copywriters like to call "the glory of manufacturing" — a renewed appreciation for a mechanical era largely gone. If you grew up with a MacBook Pro and Kinko's, you can experience the glory of ...

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