I took a letterpress class from Nathan Atkinson, lifelong printer, at San Francisco City College and his course material included the following:
calculate 3% spoilage for each run through the press, including for scoring or perforating…"
"I agree with Bill. Restoration is tricky. Some hands-on experience will guide you. If you can find a local letterpress shop, museum, art/trade school, or letterpress/book arts community that has presses, they can be of immense help to you in…"
"Hi Brianna, I thought I wanted a Vandercook but realistically I need to start smaller, since I am a beginner. Dang, I hate being realistic! Do you have a shop in Berkeley? Nice to meet another Berkeleyite who is into letterpress. -Dee "
Hi, I'm a Newbie with an old-school type obsession. Was a professional typographer at an ad shop for a while, now a tech writer. After upcycling and assemblages, I am now getting into printmaking and letterpress.
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