‘Though an angel should write, / still ’tis devils must print.’— Thomas Moore (1779–1852)
Copies of backlist issues detailed below may still be available from the Porcupine's Quill or from abebooks, though some numbers are in very short supply. Copies of backlist issues not listed on this page are no longer available.
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to Jim Rimmer
The Devil's Artisan is remarkable in Canadian publishing in that most of the physical production of our journal is completed in-house at the shop on the Main Street of Erin Village. We print on a twenty-five inch Heidelberg KORD, typically onto acid-free Zephyr Antique laid. The sheets are then folded, and sewn into signatures on a 1907 model Smyth National Book Sewing machine.
To take a virtual tour of the pressroom, visit us at YouTube for a discussion of offset printing in general, and the operation of a Heidelberg KORD in particular. Other videos include Four Colour Printing, Smyth Sewing and Wood Engraving. Photographs of production machinery used on these pages were taken by Sandra Traversy on site at the printing office of the Porcupine's Quill, December 2008.
The Devil's Artisan would like to acknowledge the financial support of the Canada Council for the Arts, and the Ontario Arts Council.
‘We have been a subscriber forever or since DA began, whichever is longer.... Yours is quite a wonderful little journal.’ — R. Russell Maylone, Curator, Northwestern University Library, Evanston, Illinois