Desktop Publishing: The Awesome Kind

desktop_publishing1The lengths to which some people will go for a simple play on words. People like English graphic designer Peter Chadwick and art grad Jonny Holmes, who transformed the outmoded phrase “desktop publishing” into something far more literal.

What they came up with: a desk boasting a built-in, four-color printing press that really works. Use four interchangeable plates at a time, slather them with the ink of your choice, and voila: instant prints.


“The original idea was for a one-off concept piece, but I see the potential in mass production – it could be used as an educational tool in schools and colleges or even as furniture in the home,” Chadwick told

Not a bad way for designers to try their hand at bespoke prints before taking the full plunge into letterpress, either.



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