Kelly Library Print Studio

Kelly Library Print Studio

Kelly Library Print Studio

Watch a timelapse of St. Michael’s College students pamphlet-stitching Cumhdach in the fall of 2019.
Master Printer Deborah Barnett, right, helping students learn to use a 1945 C.M.C Jobber Platen Press in the Kelly Library Print Studio. Photo by Sheila Eaton.

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The Kelly Library Print Studio is a letterpress print shop. From designing layout to choosing inks and papers, setting type, operating a handpress, and binding, students gain hands-on experience here learning about early and mid-twentieth Century letterpress printing.


The Studio supports several St. Michael’s College Programs, including Book & Media Studies, Medieval Studies, Celtic Studies, Christianity & Culture, and SMC1: The Boyle Seminar in Scripts and Stories.


The Studio is a publisher too. In 2019, it published A Tetrad in celebration of the philosopher and former St. Mike’s professor Marshall McLuhan, followed by Cumhdach, an Irish / English poem by St. Michael’s professor Máirtín Coilféir. A third title, Judith, is forthcoming.

     

     

     

     

     

A Tetrad (Winter 2019)

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Cumhdach (Fall 2019)

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Judith (Forthcoming)

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