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But first a little yak-combing

Before I can get into any cleaning/repairing/restoring, I need a place to undertake such activities. Before I have a place, I have two four dozen boxes of books to move out of the garage. Before I move them, I have to build a bookshelf. Before I build it, I have to paint the rest of the boards and cut the all-thread rods. Before I do that, I have to move the other mimeograph machine (and a companion-piece) off the saw-horses where they’re airing out (nevermind, I worked around them) because they smelled terribly of cigarette smoke when they arrived. Before I move them, I have to get the last of the April seeds planted in the garden before I lose my window of opportunity. Before I finish the planting, I have to finish editing the last chapter and a bibliography of a manuscript and return it to its author.

So, your patience is appreciated. I’m working on it!

(Update, May 6: I only need to move the boxes of books (and unpack, catalog and shelve them and then I’ll have a space in the garage to work.)

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What’s in the Works at MR

In case it wasn’t obvious, this site is brand-spanking new. I’ll admit up front that I’m brand-spanking new to the world of mimeographs as well. Don’t let that turn you off, though! I have some (hopefully) useful things planned for this site, not limited to the following:

I’ll be recording my repairs and renovations for others to use as reference for their own projects.

A section related to mimeograph supplies is forthcoming.

The mimeograph library will make hard-to-find publications and images available digitally.

The blog will keep abreast of the activities of mimeograph users and fans to help cultivate connections and access.

And more? I’m still brainstorming and coming up with ideas, so, yes, possibly more.

Thanks for visiting – and if there’s something you’d like to know about, drop a comment and I’ll do what I can to help.

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International Duplicators Guild

On April 8, 2021, the International Duplicators Guild held an online meeting:

This live, online forum will serve as part of the ongoing effort to raise awareness of the mimeograph and other pre-digital duplicators and their use in creating zines, prints, posters, chapbooks and other types of art. The name, “Duplicators Guild,” is a playful nod to the confraternal printer’s trade organizations of old, but is not meant to imply any official membership –  only a willingness to engage in friendly conversation over our shared interests. We assert that while our cottage industry may be hyper-local, our networked community is increasingly global.

See more HERE

The meeting was recorded and is available on YouTube.

Unfortunately, we here at Mimeograph Revival weren’t aware of it and so didn’t get to attend (virtually) in person. According to a comment by the person who uploaded the video, another meeting is in the works.