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A Peek at the Talent Incubating at OCADU

Here at the Devil’s Artisan, we always appreciate a few sterling examples of printmaking, so after touring the OCADU printmaking department during the annual Book Arts Fair on December 10, we knew we had to share some photographs of the fantastic … Continue reading

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Printeresting Events: 2016 Alcuin Society Awards

On October 3, 2016, the Alcuin Society held their annual awards ceremony at the Arts and Letters Club in Toronto. On hand for the event was editor Don McLeod, who took these lovely photos to commemorate the occasion. * * … Continue reading

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To Grimsby We Go!: The 2016 Grimsby Wayzgoose in Pictures

Every year, on the last Saturday of April, printers, bookbinders, paper makers, publishers and other book enthusiasts flock to the small town of Grimsby, Ontario for the Grimsby Wayzgoose AKA Annual Book Arts Fair. 2016 marked the 38th year of … Continue reading

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A Day at the OCAD U Book Arts Fair

On December 5, book lovers, printing enthusiasts and artists of all stripes were out in full force for the 31st Annual Book Arts Fair at OCAD University in Toronto. The Great Hall was full to bursting with a diverse collection … 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.