Daniel Mitsui  ~  Millefleur Press




MILLEFLEUR PRESS


   LETTERPRESS
PAPER & INK
TYPOGRAPHY



Millefleur Press is my imprint for publishing letterpress broadsides, bookplates and fine press books. I am the exclusive illustrator, designer and typographer; I collaborate with various pressmen, papermakers and bookbinders for its projects. My intention is to create printed works that are not mere reproductions, but works of art in their own right. I am especially inspired by early blockbooks, 15th century Parisian printing, and the English Arts & Crafts Movement.

The illustrations, borders, ornaments and letters used by Millefleur Press are taken from my own ink drawings on paper or vellum. I design my own typefaces. I treat high-resolution bitmap scans of these pictorial, decorative and typographic elements like printers’ blocks, rearranging them into new compositions. A photochemical process is used to render these compositions onto copper, zinc or plastic printing plates for letterpress printing.

I issue prints and books in open editions. Most of the broadsides are printed in black ink only. I offer hand-colored versions, using calligraphers’ inks for color and gold and palladium leaf for illuminated details.

Broadsides and bookplates may be purchased using the buttons below. Please review the ordering instructions and general information.

BROADSIDES
BOOKPLATES
ORDERING INSTRUCTIONS & GENERAL INFORMATION



BROADSIDES



The following broadsides were printed on either a Heidelberg windmill or a Heidelberg cylinder press at Rohner Letterpress (Chicago, IL) using Albion Matte Black, a traditional printing ink made by Graphic Chemical & Ink (Villa Park, IL). The paper was handmade from cotton rag pulp at Twinrocker Handmade Paper (Brookston, IN). It is a laid paper, which means that it has a slight ribbed texture from the wires in the papermaking mould.


LAST JUDGMENT
Last Judgment

10" × 13 1/4" broadside
on handmade paper

$99 each
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LAST JUDGMENT
Last Judgment

Hand-colored with
gold & palladium leaf

$959 each
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OUR LADY of WALSINGHAM
Our Lady of Walsingham

7" × 10" broadside
on handmade paper

$53 each
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OUR LADY of WALSINGHAM
Our Lady of Walsingham

Hand-colored with
gold & palladium leaf

$453 each
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RESURRECTION
Resurrection

7" × 10" broadside
on handmade paper

$53 each
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RESURRECTION
Resurrection

Hand-colored with
gold & palladium leaf

$453 each
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ECCE QUAM BONUM
Ecce Quam Bonum

7" × 10" broadside
on handmade paper

$53 each
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ECCE QUAM BONUM
Ecce Quam Bonum

Hand-colored with
gold & palladium leaf

$392 each
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ST. NICHOLAS
St. Nicholas

7" × 10" broadside
on handmade paper

$53 each
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ST. NICHOLAS
St. Nicholas

Hand-colored with
gold & palladium leaf

$453 each
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ST. CECILIA
St. Cecilia

4 1/2" × 6 3/4" broadside
on handmade paper

$23 each
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ST. CECILIA
St. Cecilia

Hand-colored with
gold & palladium leaf

$179 each
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SS. THOMAS & ANSELM
Ss. Thomas Aquinas & Anselm of Canterbury

4 1/2" × 6 3/4" broadside
on handmade paper

$23 each
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SS. THOMAS & ANSELM
Ss. Thomas Aquinas & Anselm of Canterbury

Hand-colored with
gold & palladium leaf

$206 each
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ST. BRENDAN
St. Brendan the Navigator

4 1/2" × 6 3/4" broadside
on handmade paper

$23 each
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ST. BRENDAN
St. Brendan the Navigator

Hand-colored with
gold & palladium leaf

$218 each
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ANNUNCIATION to the SHEPHERDS
Annunciation to the Shepherds

4 1/4" × 8 1/2" broadside
on handmade paper

$27 each
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ANNUNCIATION to the SHEPHERDS
Annunciation to the Shepherds

Hand-colored with
gold & palladium leaf

$163 each
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The following broadsides were printed on a Heidelberg cylinder press at Rohner Letterpress (Chicago, IL) using either Albion Matte Black or 1920 Bond Black, traditional printing inks made by Graphic Chemical & Ink (Villa Park, IL). The paper is text-weight Reich Savoy, a cotton paper with a wove surface.


MASS for the DEAD
Mass for the Dead

7" × 10" broadside


$26 each
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MASS for the DEAD
Mass for the Dead

Hand-colored with
gold & palladium leaf

$426 each
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SECOND DREAM of ST. JOSEPH
Second Dream of St. Joseph

9" × 12" broadside


$41 each
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SECOND DREAM of ST. JOSEPH
Second Dream of St. Joseph

Hand-colored with
gold & palladium leaf

$714 each
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ST. ALBERT
St. Albert

7" × 10" broadside


$26 each
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ST. ALBERT
St. Albert

Hand-colored with
gold & palladium leaf

$426 each
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AND RISING FOR I RECEIVED
And Rising /
For I Received
8 1/2" × 12" broadside


$39 each
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AND RISING FOR I RECEIVED
And Rising /
For I Received
Hand-colored with
gold & palladium leaf

$529 each
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PATER NOSTER
Pater Noster

12" × 18" broadside


$82 each
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PATER NOSTER
Pater Noster

Hand-colored


$683 each
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UNICORN HUNT
Unicorn Hunt

6 3/4" × 9 3/4" broadside


$25 each
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UNICORN HUNT
Unicorn Hunt

Hand-colored with
gold & palladium leaf

$453 each
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CRUCIFIXION
Crucifixion

10" × 14 1/4" broadside


$53 each
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CRUCIFIXION
Crucifixion

Hand-colored with
gold & palladium leaf

$1093 each
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ST. CHRISTOPHER
St. Christopher

6" × 17 1/2" broadside


$39 each
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ST. CHRISTOPHER
St. Christopher

Hand-colored with
gold & palladium leaf

$723 each
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BOOKPLATES



These bookplates have blank spaces where a name can be written, so they can be used by anyone. They were printed on either a Heidelberg windmill or a Heidelberg cylinder press at Rohner Letterpress (Chicago, IL). The ink is Van Son vegetable oil-based black and the paper is Reich Savoy.


RHAMPHORHYNCHUS
Rhamphorhynchus

3 1/2" × 4 2/3"
Package of 10: $6

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MAZE
Maze

3 1/2" × 4 2/3"
Package of 10: $6

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PERSIAN
Persian Garden

3 1/2" × 4 2/3"
Package of 10: $6

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WAY of the CROSS
Way of the Cross

3" × 4"
Package of 10: $5

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CAPTURE of the UNICORN
Capture of the Unicorn

3" × 4"
Package of 10: $5

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LACERTINES
Lacertines

3" × 4"
Package of 10: $5

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ANN
St. Ann

3 1/2" × 4 2/3"
Package of 10: $6

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all works copyright Daniel Mitsui / danmitsui at hotmail dot com