It’s spring, so you know what that means–a new issue of DA hits the post office to arrive at homes, libraries and businesses all over Canada as well as to subscribers further afield. Many of you have already discovered the delights to be found in the most recent issue, #90, but if you haven’t yet purchased a copy, here are a few highlights in store for you.
We hope you’ve enjoyed this peek at the pages of our latest issue. If you’re fascinated by these snippets and tempted to make a copy your own, you can purchase in print from Abe Books, or buy a digital copy from our eStore.
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.