interrobang918

Traditional Hand-Set Letterpress Design & Printing.

Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts

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Announcement    Interrobang is the last all hand-, and hot metal-set letterpress shop in the Boston/Cambridge metro area. We have close to 800 fonts of vintage metal type in cases and galleys, several series of linecasting matrices for text setting, and hundreds of border ornaments and slides we can cast unlimited quantities of on one of the last working Linotype in the area.

Environmentally conscious? So are we. Traditional metal type is energy captured in the form of letters, numbers, punctuation and ornament. That energy lays quietly in a type case until it's picked, and set by hand, printed, and distributed back in to a type case, ready for the next project.

Besides the few cards and posters we offer on Etsy, we design and print stationery, wedding invitations, bookplates, books, and other high-end ephemera. We're always happy to discuss custom orders.

And since we're type and book nerds, we'll be offering some select books that are specifically about type and typography, or that were designed and printed better than typically done, with an eye toward type and typography.

Announcement

Last updated on Apr 28, 2021

Interrobang is the last all hand-, and hot metal-set letterpress shop in the Boston/Cambridge metro area. We have close to 800 fonts of vintage metal type in cases and galleys, several series of linecasting matrices for text setting, and hundreds of border ornaments and slides we can cast unlimited quantities of on one of the last working Linotype in the area.

Environmentally conscious? So are we. Traditional metal type is energy captured in the form of letters, numbers, punctuation and ornament. That energy lays quietly in a type case until it's picked, and set by hand, printed, and distributed back in to a type case, ready for the next project.

Besides the few cards and posters we offer on Etsy, we design and print stationery, wedding invitations, bookplates, books, and other high-end ephemera. We're always happy to discuss custom orders.

And since we're type and book nerds, we'll be offering some select books that are specifically about type and typography, or that were designed and printed better than typically done, with an eye toward type and typography.

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About interrobang918

Sales 160
On Etsy since 2010

Graphic Design and Fine Typographic Letterpress Printing

Been at it for 29 years, printing letterpress from new-old, and vintage foundry, and wood type, and machine-set Monotype, and Linotype.

No plastic plates. Ever. This is real letterpress.

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  • Michael Babcock

    Owner, Designer, Marketer

    Graduated with a BFA in painting in 1986, I found letterpress in 1988 and began dragging type and equipment home before formally establishing the press as interrobang letterpress in 1992. All type, all the time from a pretty darned big collection.

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