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In unserer Druckwerkstatt in Frankfurt-Höchst entsteht Design mit historischer Technik und modernen Möglichkeiten. Es riecht es nach Druckfarbe, hier steht kiloschwerer Bleisatz, wir arbeiten mit Hand und Hirn. Wir bieten individuelle und ausgefallene Drucke (z.B. Visitenkarten, Grußkarten, Sinnsprüche, Einladungskarten zum Geburtstag, Hochzeitskarten) mit der bewährten Technik Gutenbergs mit beweglichen Lettern oder Letterpress. Unsere eigenen Arbeiten kann man in unserem Shop oder vor Ort erwerben, außerdem nehmen wir gerne Auftragsarbeiten nach Ihren Wünschen an. Eine Preisliste der beliebtesten Aufträge haben wir als PDF zum download zusammengestellt. Bei Fragen kontaktieren Sie uns einfach! Für alle, die selbst einmal auf den Spuren Gutenbergs wandeln und 550 Jahre alte Technik ausprobieren sowie eigene Ideen umsetzen möchten, bieten wir Bleisatz-Kurse an. Produktdesign aus hochwertigen Materialien rundet unser Angebot ab. Willkommen!
Postcard, listing the 7 herbs of „Frankfurter Grüne Soße“
Postcard, listing the 7 herbs of „Frankfurter Grüne Soße“
Postcard, „At the end, one is not neccessary wiser … “
Postcard, „At the end, one is not neccessary wiser … “
Bookmarks … for real books!
Bookmarks … for real books!
Postcard, for asking a person to do things together … 
Postcard, for asking a person to do things together … 
Interview with Marcus from höchst*schön
When did you start letterpress printing?: 
What do you like best about letterpress printing?: 
Letterpress printing and manual typesetting is a somewhat slow process. Every step has to be carefully planned and considered in advance … there is no „Undo-Function“ nor an „mark all and increase font size by 2 points-function“.
What inspires you?: 
Old type-specimens, old books about everything letterpress- and typesettig-related. We try to walk through the world with open eyes, looking for funny things … as well as for contemporary, appropriate awnsers for the actual (political) insanity.
Which press(es), ink & paper do you usually use?: 
Actually we are operating 3 manual Boston platen presses and one manual proof press. We are printing with Rubber Based Inks from Van Son. We use different papers, depending on the job. The range goes from MetaPaper (Mohawk), Fedrigoni, Roemerturm to Gmund … up to handmade papers from a local papermaker.
How would you describe your artwork?: 
Strong focus on typography, sometimes very formal, Bauhaus-inspired … sometimes playfull. We love to use thick, tactile papers, but the typical letterpress-punch is only possible, when we use photopolymers. Instead we prefer kiss-printing, not only with our hotmetall types … cause anybody could print with heavy pressure!
What kind of products do you create?: 
We produce a wide variety of products, from classical stationary (business cards, letterheads) to post cards, invites, coasters, envelopes, hangtags, bookmarks and posters.
Do you offer custom work?: 
Where can we buy your products?: 
http://www.hoechst-schoen.de/shop/ or at our Showroom in Frankfurt-Höchst
Do you offer workshops? If yes, what kind of?: 
Yes, we offer workshopt for up to 3 people. Here you will learn the basic skills of handsetting type, creating your own print-product (business cards, greeting cards, posters … whatever you have in mind) with our old hotmetall- and wood-types. Together we will setup the printing press and you are free to make as much prints as you want …
Is there anything you wished you had known as a beginner?: 
Oh, there was a lot … and I am happy that I had to learn it from the scratch by reading a lot of old books and talking to old printers and typesetters. You could learn a lot from this old guys and ladies … 
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