The Ashantilly Press, Darien

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This was home to Bill Haynes’ Ashantilly Press, located on the grounds of the Ashantilly Center near Darien. The well-stocked print shop produced fine letterpress books and other ephemera in Haynes’ lifetime and today continues his legacy with ongoing projects.

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As a lifelong bibliophile, I was honored to tour Mr. Haynes’s print shop. Harriet Langford is optimistic about future use of the press.

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Bill Haynes used this Chandler & Price platen press in the production of limited edition books and ephemera.

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Check with the nice folks at Ashantilly about letterpress printing workshops and demonstrations. Better yet, buy some of their delightful Christmas cards to wow your friends!

http://ashantilly.org/blog/?page_id=2

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3 Comments

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3 responses to “The Ashantilly Press, Darien

  1. vanne hanisch-godoy

    I really like this piece of history, and it does need to be preserved. It is something to be proud of.

  2. Carol

    I wish them the accolades that Hatch Show Print has here in Nashville. They have become quite a success story in historic hand made printing projects, using the old letterpress process and hand carved wood blocks.

  3. cheryl

    Very beautiful,,,, but what ever happen to Mt Hope Plantation

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