Bottle of Smoke Press

Address:
902 Wilson Drive
Dover, DE
DE
19904
United States
Phone:
302-399-1856
Website:
Employees:
1
About:
I started publishing in October 2002. I have printer/published over 150 releases since then including works by Charles Bukowski, Leonard Cohen, Nick Hornby, Bruce Springsteen, Thurston Moore, Lee Ranaldo, & Richard Brautigan.
David Barker - Death at the Flea Circus, Bureau Edition
David Barker - Death at the Flea Circus, Bureau Edition
9 in Nine, Clamshell Edition
9 in Nine, Clamshell Edition
Ann Menebroker - Sunscreen in the Fog, Hardcovers
Ann Menebroker - Sunscreen in the Fog, Hardcovers
Jack Hirschman - The Molly Arcane; Hardcovers
Jack Hirschman - The Molly Arcane; Hardcovers
Interview with Bill from Bottle of Smoke Press
When did you start letterpress printing?: 
2003
What do you like best about letterpress printing?: 
The ability to produce high quality books and broadsides.
What inspires you?: 
Being constantly pushed to be a better printer and designer. Working with other printers, like Lead Graffiti, lets me bounce ideas and come up with some projects with a unique spin.
Which press(es), ink & paper do you usually use?: 
I have a Chandler & Price New Style 8x12. I also use a Vandercook Universal and SP-15 at Lead Graffiti's studio. I print on all kinds of paper, but really like the Canson Mi-Teintes paper for book covers.
How would you describe your artwork?: 
Always evolving...
What kind of products do you create?: 
Books (Hardcover and paper), Broadsides, postcards, etc... I publish poetry and avant-garde fiction. I also take on printing and binding work for other presses that have similar interests.
Do you offer custom work?: 
yes
Where can we buy your products?: 
www.bospress.net/order.html
Do you offer workshops? If yes, what kind of?: 
No.
Is there anything you wished you had known as a beginner?: 
I wish that I would have known that deep impression on a 5x8 Kelsey is very difficult and dangerous. I published Charles Bukowski's "as Buddha smiles" in 2003 and needed surgery on my wrist after printing 2,000 impressions in a couple days.
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