p98a is an experimental letterpress workshop in Berlin dedicated to letters, printing and paper.
We explore how letterpress can be redefined in the 21st century through research, printing, collecting, publishing and making things. We work with hot metal- and wood-type, several proof- and platen presses and other traditional analogue equipment, and combine those with digital technologies. We have a Ludlow caster, a Risograph, a Glowforge laser. We built our own laser to make polymer metal-backed 50×70cm (20×28") plates direct from data (no negs), and we print those plates on a 1954 Heidelberg Cylinder