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Old-style letterpress printing makes its mark again in Detroit

"You could say everything old is new again.

'In an era when almost anything published on paper can be accomplished with a few keystrokes, followed by hitting "Print," the technology invented in 1439 by Johannes Gutenberg — the letterpress and moveable type — is making an unexpected comeback among artists and graphic designers.

'After virtually disappearing from the marketplace, four letterpress shops have opened in Detroit over the past year, signaling a revival many chalk up to the over-digitization of our age and a desire for more physical, intimate contact with the production process."

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