In our private hand press in Lloreda de Cayón,
in Cantabria, in the north of Spain, we publish books of poetry
in limited, numbered editions. We use typographical techniques
that have hardly changed in the five hundred or so years since
Gutenberg made his great invention.
Most of our printing is done in Ibarra types, the most classical
of Spanish type faces, and on a hand operated Minerva, or Boston
type printing press, which dates from the beginning of the twentieth
century. All our printing equipment – the type, both metal
and wooden, the press, the cases, composing sticks, etc –
comes from traditional printers in Santander that were closing
down or modernizing.