JOHN De POL'S

HOW TO MAKE A WOOD ENGRAVING

16. The key block is inked up in black. 

17. The color proof is placed on the black block, using pins to line up the pinholes previously made in both blocks, so that they will match up and be in register. (See Appendix D, Finished blocks)  

18. The finished print is pulled from the block. 

19. Thelma and John De Pol with the Albion hand press originally acquired and used by Bertha M. and Frederic W. Goudy at their Village Press from 1915 to 1947. Mrs. Goudy became America's greatest woman printer and Mr. Goudy its greatest type-designer, creating over one hundred and twenty type faces. 

20. In his studio in Park Ridge, New Jersey, John De Pol works on the wood engraving, "Intersection," which was completed in December, 1977. He sits at a desk which he made from a packing case in the early 1950's. It contained an order of coated paper for a brochure to be printed by L.F. White Company on West 21st street in New York, where he was employed, and where he learned the trades of printing and designing. He has accomplished all of his wood engravings, numbering over 1,200, at this desk.  (See Appendix E, Backs of blocks) 
 

 
 
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