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Back in the Habit: September Book Events in Pictures

After an interminably long hiatus, in-person book events are starting to come back this fall. If you weren’t able to make it out to Toronto for these recent bookish gatherings, or just want to experience the events from the comfort of your own home, check out the photographs below, provided by DA editor Don McLeod. Continue reading

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Printing in Wonderland: Tim Inkster Muses on Howard Graphic Equipment/Howard Iron Works

The Porcupine’s Quill and the Devil’s Artisan will be participating in the upcoming Howard Iron Works Print Expo & Book Fair, on Saturday, September 28 at the Howard Iron Works Printing Museum in Oakville. This fantastic event is a must-see for … Continue reading

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Canadian Fine Press Exhibit

Don McLeod was back to his old tricks snapping photos at the Canadian Fine Press Exhibit on January 23. The event was held at the John M. Kelly Library, part of the University of Toronto’s University of St. Michael’s College. Scroll … 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.