printmakers do it in reverse

We set type in reverse so it doesn’t print reading right to left! My dear friend Meghan bought me this perfect and hilarious magnet as part of my birthday present last year. She’s such a great and very thoughtful friend and we both of the same sense of humor so she can never go wrong with these types of gifts. This is a look at my first attempt setting lead type last year, it's a confusing exercise since you have so spell everything backwards. I have no idea how people used to set entire books and newspapers this way. We are so lucky to have copy editing programs!

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