Press Troubleshooting, Tips, and Help (86)

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Packing for a Vandercook SP-20

Hello!  I have been wondering about proper packing on my SP-20. I have a Galley Bed Plate with 040 cylinder undercut. I have Vandercook Ty…

Started by Courtney Peters

1 on Monday
Reply by kelly mcmahon

Leaving rollers on?

I've been using a proof press (having to clean only type and brayer as the roller never touches ink) for the past few months. Now that I ha…

Started by Susan Carter Morgan

11 Oct 12
Reply by Susan Carter Morgan

New Here w/ a Newly Acquired Hohner Press

Hi Ladies! I'm joining this community because I've just acquired a Hohner Press.  I'm not super familiar with the trade, other than my fo…

Started by Judy

6 Oct 2
Reply by Bill Hannegan

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metal '@' symbols

I lost my only metal '@' symbol and I need one for a job, 12 pt or smaller. Anyone have a resource for this? I'm going to the LOL conferenc…

Started by Jessica Peterson

3 Sep 12
Reply by Jinny Pearce

Ludlow is Alive!

Hello, Ladies, Well! Finally my Ludlow is wired in and working. I'm now an old hand at it, having cast a grand total of four lines.... Rea…

Started by Barbara Jean Yaple

5 Aug 24
Reply by Barbara Jean Yaple

Tabletop impressions... good or bad?

Hey everyone! I am a new member here and own a small wedding invitation company in South Florida. I am very eager to get my hands on a pres…

Started by Andrea Sturgell

1 Aug 24
Reply by Danielle Ameling

Halftone Help?

Hey ladies, I want to see if anyone has had some good success working with screens or halftones. I wrote up a blog post specifically for th…

Started by Danielle Feliciano

10 Aug 13
Reply by Tiffany Smith

C&P motors variable speed?

Hi all, I think its time to invest in a motor that isn't so loud and a little faster... Does anyone have any advice?  The one I have is ver…

Started by davina farinola

3 Jul 31
Reply by davina farinola

Decreasing "saltiness"?

Hey everyone - I've had a problem pop up recently with saltiness. I use Van Son inks, rubber and oil, and everything I print lately is comi…

Started by Erica Morgan Long

7 Jul 31
Reply by Catherine Polacek

die-cutting on a C&P 10x15

Hello, Does anyone have a source for getting die's made for letterpress? Also, has anyone made their own circle die with cutting rule to di…

Started by Melissa Meyer

5 Jul 31
Reply by Catherine Polacek



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