Letterpress and digital chapbook

It’s always a treat when we get to make a chapbook. This diminutive volume was designed by Kathleen Lynch of Black Kat Design, a specialist in book jacket and cover design, as a gift for her clients at the end of 2013. We printed the cover on 110#, 100% cotton Lettra, and, to stay on budget, the interior pages on matching 90# text-weight Lettra. The city skyline hints at the setting of many of the microstories inside: New York.

While we don’t offer digital printing in-house, we work with a great local printer whose massive “digital press” can perform all kinds of magic, including photographic reproduction, large solids (which is not letterpress’ forté), and a pretty decent black.

Letterpress ChapookChapbook coverTimothy Paul Smith chapbookDigitally printed interior pages