How books are handmade letter by letter at one of the last printing presses in the US

  • Arion Press in San Francisco is one of the last printing presses of its kind in the United States.
  • Each letter of an Arion Press book is handmade from molten lead, and a single book can take years to complete.
  • The advent of cheaper and faster printing has led traditional printing methods to fade away. 
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