Skyline Type Foundry's Sky Shipley is on a Mission to Keep Letterpress Alive

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Letterpress — imprinting paper with freshly inked letters, words, and symbols — was abandoned decades ago by publishers and newspapers in favor of modern technology, but a small community of typecasters and printers, including Sky Shipley, are fighting for its survival.

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Published on May 8, 2013

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davidkent
davidkent

A fine article about Schuyler Robert Shipley's Skyline Type Foundry. His type is high quality, quite affordable--just like Charles Broad is with us yet. I look forward to visiting Prescott this June and seeing Sky cast type for his fellow letterpress printers.

David L. Kent, archivist, Amalgamated Printers' Association

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