The Press of Robert LoMascolo

Union Springs
United States
The Press of Robert LoMascolo endeavors to produce fine press books in small editions for the enjoyment of discriminating book lovers. The care and craft of book making is highlighted in our use of both new and historically informed techniques. From digital book design, to letterpress printing, we know that our love for craftsmanship and typography will make an impression. The design of each of our books is as unique and as appropriate to its content as are the processes by which we create them. We are also pleased to encourage a lively collaboration with our clients to ensure that every part of what we do, from design to binding, is a shared vision. From simple ephemera to large and complex projects, we strive for nothing more than the purest forms of refinement and elegance.
My Business Card
My Business Card
The Ocean Wave
The Ocean Wave
The Ocean Wave
The Ocean Wave
Interview with Rob from The Press of Robert LoMascolo
When did you start letterpress printing?: 
What do you like best about letterpress printing?: 
I love designing, and then getting to see my design become a tactile print.
What inspires you?: 
I am inspired by history, classical design and architecture. I especially enjoy working with typographic ornaments.
Which press(es), ink & paper do you usually use?: 
I use a Heidelberg KSBA and Vandercook Universal IV for most of my work. As for papers and inks, that is a matter of the project at hand.
How would you describe your artwork?: 
The mixing of historic techniques and conventions with new processes to create work that is absolutely contemporary, yet grounded in history is the object of my work. I use vintage presses that I have painstakingly restored to produce tactile, and visually stimulating works of art. In this age of mass media, I find that people are surprised and fascinated by these historic crafts and attention to detail.
What kind of products do you create?: 
I make books, cards, posters, and just about anything else that can be run through a press.
Do you offer custom work?: 
Where can we buy your products?:
Do you offer workshops? If yes, what kind of?: 
I am always looking for opportunities to share my craft with others. If you would like to see me offer a workshop or demonstration at your institution or event, let me know.
Is there anything you wished you had known as a beginner?: 
Once you get the letterpress "bug" you will never be the same.
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