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How to adjust the packing on a flatbed cylinder press

The process of letterpress-printing is a relationship between two basic variables: How much ink is applied to your printing surface (type, lino block, plate, etc.) and how much force you … Continue reading

March 11, 2013 · 8 Comments

Post #74, In which I clean a Vandercook press

If you want to use a press, you have to clean a press. This is the cruel truth of the letterpress world. A printer should be able to clean a … Continue reading

October 24, 2012 · 6 Comments

Progress Report: Labels Printed

A short but sweet update today. Spent yesterday on the press printing labels for the book and the box. I am reusing plates from the interior of the book. I … Continue reading

September 4, 2012 · Leave a comment

And that is why you don’t rush

After a long break I am back on the press this week. Having a forcible separation from the printing of this book has done me (and it) some good. When … Continue reading

August 25, 2012 · 7 Comments

Wells Institute Day Four: Books Are Actually Happening

  Every press in the Wells type shop was humming today, even the creepy one that I don’t like. These books are actually coming together. Look at the image above, … Continue reading

July 13, 2012 · 1 Comment