The Printing Office of Edes & Gill

Address:
21 Unity Street
Boston
MA
02113
United States
Phone:
Employees:
3
About:
Located on Boson's historic Freedom Trail, The Printing Office of Edes & Gill is a living history 18th c Boston patriot print shop. We have a wooden reproduction English Common Press, and an 18th c wooden Copperplate Rolling Press, that we print historical reproduction documents from Bostons Revolutionary War era while interpreting their history. Our mission is to educate the the public on the power of the printed word leading up to the Revolutionary War and what lessons we may learn about today's media from the printers of Colonial America circa 1774.
Proofing the Boston Declaration of Independance
Proofing the Boston Declaration of Independance
Copperplate Print of Revere's Landing of the Troops 1768
Copperplate Print of Revere's Landing of the Troops 1768
The Shop
The Shop
Interview with Gary from The Printing Office of Edes & Gill
When did you start letterpress printing?: 
About 2007
What do you like best about letterpress printing?: 
The smell of the ink,the feel of the paper,, and smiles on tourist faces when I pull a print off the wooden press!
What inspires you?: 
Colonial printers who had very little to work with and much to do.
Which press(es), ink & paper do you usually use?: 
Wooden English Common Press (repro circa 1949) 1740's Wooden Copperplate Rolling Press (French made) Vandercook SP-20 Noland Proof Press
What kind of products do you create?: 
Patriot Broadsides reproductions from 1765-1775
Do you offer custom work?: 
no
Where can we buy your products?: 
At my Shop
Do you offer workshops? If yes, what kind of?: 
Printing on the Common Press
Is there anything you wished you had known as a beginner?: 
About metal type, type faces and what a font of type was!
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