Make-ready is the last step before a form of set type is ready for the press. It’s both a process and the materials used in that process – just as much bits of tape and paper stacked behind the printing surface and even the form itself as it is proofing and correcting. Whatever it entails, make-ready is essential to creating the best possible work.

This blog interprets make-ready as the various influences, inspirations, and processes that go into creating beautiful things. It is part life blog and part craft blog, but most importantly, it documents the various ways beautiful things can come into being.