David L. Kent
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Is Lead Type Dangerous?

Two recent items in the forum addressed the question of risks in using type metal. While google produces a variety of opinions, the fact is that lead type (an alloy of lead, tin, and antimony) is…Continue

Started Jul 3, 2013

 

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Jessica C. White left a comment for David L. Kent
"Thanks for the well wishes, David! And congratulations to Genevieve!"
Nov 6, 2014
David L. Kent left a comment for Jessica C. White
"Dear  Jessica and Scott,   Congratulations on your newest criminal and hero! Milo is a fine-looking little pressman--impressive muscles and appearance. When my youngest was born in 1988, the family was printing a Gocco Press "Namaste…"
Nov 4, 2014
David L. Kent replied to Jessica C. White's discussion Letterpress Conference 2015
"If Jessica and Kseniya are taking a break for 2014, I suppose it might be appropriate to announce that the 2014 national Wayzgoose is (tentatively yet) heading for Two Rivers, Wisconsin, where Hamilton Wood Type's new…"
Jul 15, 2013
David L. Kent replied to Bill Hannegan's discussion Letterpress and Lead
"Bill,   Yes; thanks. Needleman has obviously ridden this hobbyhorse to bits. A very fine piece showing how the scientific process can be abused."
Jul 15, 2013
David L. Kent replied to Bill Hannegan's discussion Letterpress and Lead
"Bill, Internet Explorer cannot retrieve your citation. Alternative?  "
Jul 9, 2013
David L. Kent left a comment for Kseniya Thomas
"Thanks Kseniya. I had just posted an APA bundle piece to Neil Giroux, on which I quite ambiguously credited "Laddies" to you, since 1) I could not get specifics, 2) you and Jessica created Ladies of Letterpress, which led to Laddies.…"
Jul 8, 2013
Kseniya Thomas left a comment for David L. Kent
"Laddies was coined by Jake Massey of Pistachio Press about 4 years ago . . ."
Jul 5, 2013
Jessica C. White left a comment for David L. Kent
"Hmm, I think it was actually one of the laddies that recommended it to us, but I can't quite remember who it was now..."
Jul 3, 2013
David L. Kent left a comment for Jessica C. White
"Thanks for your reply, Jessica. What I wanted to know was whether you or Kseniya came up with the name "Laddies". I am preparing a piece for circulation in the APA bundle, crediting Kseniya for coining that term. I hope that is…"
Jul 3, 2013
David L. Kent posted a discussion

Is Lead Type Dangerous?

Two recent items in the forum addressed the question of risks in using type metal. While google produces a variety of opinions, the fact is that lead type (an alloy of lead, tin, and antimony) is dangerous only to those who allow a cabinet of type to fall on them, or allow type to oxidize and then chew on it. The ordinary use of type is not dangerous to health. The lead scare began decades ago when the Environmental Protection Agency decided that babies could (hypothetically) chew on lead paint…See More
Jul 3, 2013
Jessica C. White left a comment for David L. Kent
"Hi David, LoLP was entirely a joint project from the beginning. Kseniya and I met in 2008 and started this group together, and we continue to work on it together. Glad to have you (and many other laddies) join in. "
Jul 2, 2013
David L. Kent replied to Anne Thomas's discussion C & P 6.5 x 10 Pilot, trucks won't roll on rails
"Hi Anne,   I think I may have a solution to that inoperative C&P. Dave & Beth Seat are a couple of very savvy letterpress printers and equipment machinists (who travel around the US continuously), most of whose work involves…"
Jun 25, 2013
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Jun 25, 2013
David L. Kent left a comment for Jessica C. White
"Hello, Jessica: Thanks for the warm welcome. What I would like to know from you is which of you two phenomenal people originated "Laddies of Letterpress"? A genuine Laddie.... Cheers! David"
Jun 25, 2013
David L. Kent replied to Sonja G. Rossow's discussion What to do with type and identification?
"Sonja,   Best source for identifying 20th century American cast type is Mac McGrew's American Metal Type Faces (etc.) If you have some European cast faces, there are members of APA who can likely identify it if you provide a proof. If you…"
Jun 25, 2013
David L. Kent replied to Jen Starshaped's discussion The Platen Press Type Sale
"Jen,   This event should be more widely known. A newbie letterpress printer can be confused by the prices for various presses. When I bought a Kelsey 6x10 in 1980, I paid $150, which included a font of type, cabinet with cases, as well as the…"
Jun 25, 2013

Profile Information

Make/model of press(es)?
Craftsmen 6x10
Press or Business Name
Erespin Press
Website:
http://chirologe@hotmail.com
Printing for How Long?
33 years
Services Offered in Addition to Letterpress?
Design, binding
Apprentices or Interns Welcome?
Not Yet
About Me:
Other presses: 1835 postfolio Albion; 6x10 Kelsey; showcard; Pearl. Have published 105 books; edited and/or proofed for academic, commercial, and private presses. Archivist, Amalgamated Printers' Association since 1992.

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At 12:09pm on November 6, 2014, Jessica C. White said…

Thanks for the well wishes, David! And congratulations to Genevieve!

At 10:48am on July 5, 2013, Kseniya Thomas said…

Laddies was coined by Jake Massey of Pistachio Press about 4 years ago . . .

At 9:52pm on July 3, 2013, Jessica C. White said…

Hmm, I think it was actually one of the laddies that recommended it to us, but I can't quite remember who it was now...

At 4:11pm on July 2, 2013, Jessica C. White said…

Hi David, LoLP was entirely a joint project from the beginning. Kseniya and I met in 2008 and started this group together, and we continue to work on it together. Glad to have you (and many other laddies) join in. 

At 11:32am on June 25, 2013, Jessica C. White said…

Hi David,
Welcome to Ladies of Letterpress! Please feel free to use this site to communicate with the rest of the LoLP community - you are welcome to join or start a conversation in the forum, post photos or videos, and use this site to keep in touch with printerfriends.

You can also stay in with touch with LoLP through Facebook and Twitter.

Cheers,
Jessica and Kseniya

 
 
 

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