What is this manual?


Every year students in the Bibliography course print Christmas cards. This manual tells them, blow by blow, what to do. It is therefore highly specific; but it also hopes to serve as an introduction to the theory and practice of hand printing, as it was done. So the techniques recommended are a compromise between the old methods, and the way printing can be done now by people doing it for the first time, with the benefit of such bits of modern technology as masking tape, for instance.

I would welcome corrections of detail; printing is a complex craft, and for sure there are going to be mistakes of nuance or terminology, for instance, in this package. However, I've been running the course and printing the cards for a long long time now, and the procedure described here really does work...