How come we’re always looking for new technology to help us create things, when antique processes and hand-made is often the most coveted?! There is something nostalgic, something exciting about using an old process to create something new! Though we’re living in a digital world, we often find ourselves looking back to old machinery like letterpress and our new service, round punch-style perforation, to make new and wonderful works! To honor our love of vintage paper press machinery, we’ve partnered with a local artist skilled in round, punch-hole style perforation. This style of perforation is incredibly unique to the vintage Rosback perforation machine, invented in 1881. With his very own Rosback, Niko Courtelis, now offers his service for your print orders though Paperjam Press!
The Rosback Machine:
Mr. Rosback, himself:
Rosback round, punch-style perforation example:
Niko is a creative director, designer, filmmaker and partner of Portland-based PLAZM. He collects postage stamps, typewriters and vintage perforating machines, and uses them to make artistamps, mail and correspondence art. His book Philatelic Atrocities was recently published by Kat Ran Press, Cambridge, Massachusetts. He is an adjunct professor at PNCA. Niko has a daughter and a three-legged turtle.
For more information about the perforation process or a quote, please call us at 503-238-5777 or email Deborah at [email protected]/