Beautiful woodblock & letterpress printing

While visiting Castle Bled in Slovenia I had the good fortune to visit the castle  print works.

I waiting until things went a little quiet then approached the master printer to ask a few questions about the press. He told me in faultless English that it was a reconstructed Gutenberg machine. They make hand-made paper too.

The Master Printer at work

The Master Printer at work

I bought a block print of the castle and a bookmark that had just been printed that morning.

Block Print of Castle Bled (1697)

Block Print of Castle Bled (1679)

Block print detail showing the hand made paper

Block print detail showing the hand made paper

Beautiful bookmark

Beautiful bookmark

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