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Coach House Press is unique in Canada

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This Challenge Gordon platen press was the orginal press at Coach House Press, started by Stan Bevington in 1965 .

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A wooden tray with lead type that is still used in their lettter press printing process. Coach House Printing has gone through a number of events throughout it's history. In 2004, Campus Co-operative Residence Incorporated, from whom Coach House had been renting the building, would be demolishing the coach houses from which the company was named. In 2009, Coach House bought the buildings and continues to publish and print from their home on bpNichol Lane in the Bloor St. West and Spadina Ave area.

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A stack of paper that will be printed on a Heidelberg offset press.

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A large stack of paper is loaded onto a Heidelberg offset press.

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Cans of ink under a Heidelberg offset press.

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One of two offset presses that see duty at Coach House Press.

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In the offset printing process, a plate (LEFT) transfers ink to a rubber blanket which will then transfer it to paper.

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Shelves of ink used in the Heidelberg offset press.

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On a Heidelberg offset press, paper (RIGHT) is rolled to meet the rubber blanket that will print pages of books printed at Coach House Press.

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A detail of a stack of printed pages and garbage bin holding wasted pages.

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Shelves hold book covers that are wrapped in paper in the bindery room.

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A stack of signatures ( a folded sheet of printed paper) wait to be finished into a complete book.

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The cover of a book is folded and ready to be filled with signatures (folded sheets of printed paper) .

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A cutter trims excess paper from books inside Coach House Printing.

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