Old School Printing


Blogger Chris Vervaeke travels the world and brings us incredible photojournalism essays on what he finds.  Spending time in Guatemala, he discovered a print shop that still makes daily use of a movable type printing press, and was warmly welcomed in the shop to watch the printing process.



Francisco Franco started his printing business over 50 years ago. Franco is now 90 years of age, still working hard, and had every indication of continuing to do so for some years to come.

This antique press was manufactured by The Chandler and Price Company of Cleveland Ohio around 1890 and is the backbone of their business.  A solidly-built relic from time gone by, the press can churn out around 1000 copies an hour,  and is maintained by the resourceful Franco and his son.



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Jenny Payne