Field Notes - United States of Letterpress - Pack C

  • £ 14.50 GBP


AUTUMN 2020 LE

This is the third of three packs offered by Field Notes for their latest Limited Edition.  I love that the notebooks showcase the craftsmanship of letterpress printing.  Each of the nine independent letterpress shops got the same two ink colours, but the results are so varied.  

Well done Field Notes for supporting the independents and showcasing an age old process, long may it continue.

 

Pack C Includes,  one of two cover designs by Rick Griffith of Denver, Colorado. One of two by Erin Beckloff of Springboro, Ohio. One cover by Starshaped Pressof Chicago, Illinois. 

 

SPECIFICATIONS

  • Proudly printed by the good people of Lake County Press, Waukegan, Ill.

  • Cover: Printed on 1 of 6 French Pop-Tone 100#C stocks with a thick, brute force, 1-color application of “Linotype Slug Gray” soy-based Superior ink. It was then sent to 1 of 6 Letterpress printers around the U.S.A. and smashed with a 2-color application of “Process Blue” and “Rubine Red” letterpress inks.

  • Innards: Finch Paper Opaque Smooth 60#T “Bright White,” with a fine, 1-color application of “Double Knee Duck Canvas Light Brown” soy-based Toyo ink.

  • Cover and innards printed on a Heidelberg Speedmaster XL 105 40" 6-color printing press, as well as various vintage presses (see flyleaf for more details).

  • Bound with a Heidelberg Stitchmaster ST 270 5-pocket saddle stitcher with cover feeder/scorer & Rima RS 10S in-line stacker.

  • Corners precisely rounded to a 3/8" (9.5mm) radius with a Challenge DCM double round-corner machine.

  • Memo book dimensions are 3-1/2" × 5-1/2" (89mm × 140mm).

  • FIELD NOTES uses only the Futura typeface family (Paul Renner, 1927) in its materials.

  • All FIELD NOTES memo books are printed and manufactured in the U.S.A.