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          Tour de Lead Graffiti 2013
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Gearing up for Paris  

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Start time today : 6:05 am

Completed : 4:54 pm

Time today : 10 hours 49 minutes

Time to date: 258 hours 17 minutes

Printing sequence : 3 runs - type, red, & blue

Runs to date : 73

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The day's story

Today was a rest day, so the Tour de France was on pause. After the sprint up Mont Ventoux we're sure everyone needed it.

We were entertaining a group of 7 from the Chesapeake Chapter of the American Printing History (Ray recently served as president for two years). The group had visited the Mark Samuels Lasner Collection and a Special Collections exhibition on the history of photography before coming for lunch at Lead Graffiti.

A year ago we had sponsored a Facebook competition where we showed a postcard cut from one of our Tour de Lead Graffiti makeready sheets. Jason, a former student of Ray's won. After he got the poster he went to a friend of his that owned a bike shop and got a box of bike parts an sent them to us as a present. We had planned on using them for this second rest day poster. So, we let the visitors place them on the second and third runs of the poster.

Printing details

Signatures: Ray Nichols, Jill Cypher, Tray Nichols

Size: 14.5" x 22.5"

Stock: Somerset Textured White 300 gsm

Main typography: Bernhard gothic Medium & Impact

Production notes: handset wood & metal type. The stage / signature block / profile was preprinted using photopolymer plates.

Press: Vandercook Universal III

Today's photos

The lockup of the run we completed before the group arrived.

Everyone seemed to enjoy the informal lunch of subs and cookies.

Our group gathered around our Vandercook Universal III.

The lockup of bike parts we used for the red run.

Lead Graffiti patron Mark Samuels Lasner takes a turn.

Jackie Coleburn, from the Library of Congress, takes her turn.