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One of Hong Kong's last Letterpress Printers - video

Started by Dave Hughes, July 19, 2022, 10:08:56 AM

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Dave Hughes

Nice video from Hong Kong. Typesetting in Chinese somehow seems very much more complicated! Glad we only had 26 letters when I did it!

Here's the Youtube description:

QuoteYou know those pretty cards you get with little indents on each word? Those are made with letterpress printers. Unfortunately, these machines are few and far between today.

Yam Wai-sang is the second-generation owner of Kwong Wah Printing Company in Hong Kong, part of a dying breed of printers trying to keep this art alive.

00:00 Shop's history
00:24 How they started
01:00 Ups and downs
01:56 How the printing works
03:30 Who will take over?

There is another video, updating this story here: 70-year-old Hong Kong Printing Shop - video
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