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Release: March 7, 2003

DeGraw to Discuss Fine Press Printing at March 12 Meeting

Shari DeGraw, director of the University of Iowa Center for the Book Fine Press, will discuss fine press printing and display samples from her fine press collection at the next meeting of the Iowa Bibliophiles at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 12 in the Main Library's second floor conference room.

Admission is free and the public is invited.

Fine press printing refers to the old-fashioned work of setting lead type by hand and printing it on hand-operated presses one sheet at a time. The processes give the printer control of how the finished work will look, from design through inking, every step of the way. But they are time-consuming processes and require both crafts mastered only with long practice and an artist's eye for design.

STORY SOURCE: University of Iowa News Service, 300 Plaza Centre One, Iowa City, Iowa 52242-2500.

CONTACT(S): Tom Snee, 319-384-0010, tom-snee@uiowa.edu.