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Sharing the love with FREE Adult Colouring Pages

Ask anyone in the bookselling biz what the hot sellers are, and it’s a pretty good bet that they’ll mention the adult colouring book craze. Suddenly, everyone has their favourite, go-to artist like Johanna Basford or Millie Marotta, and will … Continue reading

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Get your ‘rogue’ on: Test your knowledge of the Canadian book and printing arts

How much do you really know about the Canadian book and printing arts? Did you know that Dieter Grund established Presswerk Editions in 1978? Did you know that Thaddeus Holownia is known best for his photography rather than for his … Continue reading

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We’re on Pinterest!

Hello there to all you printmakers, artisans and book lovers. We know that you like to learn about book arts, publishing and other crafty endeavors—otherwise, what are you doing here? In order to share some of our interests with you … Continue reading

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Welcome to the new and improved home for the Devil’s Artisan on the web. If you’ve been following us for a while, you’ll note that we still have a familiar aesthetic, but we have also made a number of changes … Continue reading

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The Devil's Artisan is remarkable in Canadian publishing in that most of the physical production of our journal is completed in-house at the shop on the Main Street of Erin Village. We print on a twenty-five inch Heidelberg KORD, typically onto acid-free Zephyr Antique laid. The sheets are then folded, and sewn into signatures on a 1907 model Smyth National Book Sewing machine.

To take a virtual tour of the pressroom, visit us at YouTube for a discussion of offset printing in general, and the operation of a Heidelberg KORD in particular. Other videos include Four Colour Printing, Smyth Sewing and Wood Engraving. Photographs of production machinery used on these pages were taken by Sandra Traversy on site at the printing office of the Porcupine's Quill, December 2008.

The Devil's Artisan would like to acknowledge the financial support of the Government of Canada through the Canada Magazine Fund (CMF) through the Support for Arts and Literary Magazines (SALM) component toward our editorial and production costs. Thanks, as well, for the generosity of the Canada Council for the Arts, the Ontario Arts Council, and the Sleeman Brewing Company.