The last two weeks have been particularly slow here at the Slow Industries blog, but there’s good cause. We were on a fact-finding mission to China and have not returned empty-handed. Look at this!
We found the world’s tiniest print shop! Seriously, it couldn’t have been more than 4 x 10 feet all together. We would have taken a better picture, but that would have meant standing in the street at the mercy of some very merciless cabs. Despite its small stature, somehow this shop contained an offset press, the pictured Heidelberg, a paper cutter, a cabinet of type, and room for setting out items to dry.
Here, you can see parts of the Heidelberg, paper cutter and type cabinet pushing their way into the photo of the offset press.
What a shop! The printer was trimming some cards (practically standing in the street) while we were gawking.