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July 11, 2013 AT 4:00 am

3D Print Your Own Pocket Gutenberg #3DThursday #3DPrinting

ChrisFenton

Check out this handy 3D printed letterpress tool from The Pocket Gutenberg, from Chris Fenton, shared on Thingiverse here:

I think I started this project around 2 years ago, but got bogged down in trying design my own printable, movable-type font (it turns out font design is a whole crazy world I want nothing to do with). I recently discovered the “Write” library for openscad (along with Makerbot’s cool ‘customizer’ tool for thingiverse). The result is a neato, pocket-friendly printing press. Customize a plate of type, print it out with a 3D-printer, and then 2D-print until your heart’s content. You can finally make the tiny zine you’ve always wanted to!

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