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One of the many highlights of my trip to Dublin was a visit to the National College of Art and Design. They have a wonderful letterpress shop that is still put to good use, with several presses and a massive collection of wood type. The shop is run by Professor Sean Sills, and he let us pull prints and explore to our heart’s content. He had incredible portfolios of many former students, and he gave me a gigantic specimen book of their wood type collection, which I’ll devote a full post to in the near future.

The shop had a large collection of metal type and borders.

This is an enormous specimen book for their wood type.

Professor Sills cuts linoleum replacements for missing or damaged letters.

This is the forme we printed on a large proofing press.

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