While most of us probably spent Friday at home, still recovering from all the turkey & mashed potatoes consumed the previous night on Thanksgiving…
… a few TALAS folks avoided the imminent leftovers & headed up north to visit Thornwillow Press.
Needless to say, we were extremely impressed by the scope of their operation and not to mention the quality of their finished product.
Luke Pontifell was kind enough to show us around his large operation.
To the left is a small corner of the shop, including several printing presses designed for a number of functions.
Below is a glimpse at the printing process of some holiday cards.
Thornwillow is involved in all aspects of the job, from start to finish. From papermaking, to plate engraving & production, to printing & burnishing, to envelope die-cutting & lining! Below you can see the press on the left is set up for die-cutting. To the right, Luke explains his novel approach to polymer stamping to Marge & Jake of Talas upstairs in his bindery.
Some more pictures from the bindery…
Thanks to everyone at Thornwillow for showing us around!We hope you enjoy the photos as much as we enjoyed the visit.