Katie Woodby
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  • Knoxville, TN
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Deciding on a Press
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Hello all,I am graduating college and starting a letterpress business soon, and I am currently stuck on which press to go with. I've checked BriarPress, eBay, local ads and the like, and most of what…Continue

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Started this discussion. Last reply by Jennifer Wilding Oct 20.

 

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Jennifer Wilding replied to Katie Woodby's discussion Deciding on a Press
"I started with a Kelsey 5x7 hobby press and found that it just wasn't sturdy or large enough for what I wanted to do, but, like you, I didn't have a ton of space. After a lot of looking, I went to TandT Press Restoration and got a tabletop…"
Oct 20
Bill Hannegan replied to Katie Woodby's discussion Deciding on a Press
"I bought an aluminum Craftsman 9x13 new back in 1985. Though I have done some nice printing on it, I don't think it would yeild much impression. I am wondering if you would not do best getting a Vandercook."
Oct 19
davina farinola replied to Katie Woodby's discussion Deciding on a Press
"I started on a Pearl. Its a lovely press. It has all the same functions of a large C&P but more delicate and less acary (not that my C&P is scary now...) Treddle driven is also a good starter feature.  Only draw back to the pearl is it…"
Oct 11
Gary Johanson replied to Katie Woodby's discussion Deciding on a Press
"I would second the floor model idea, personally.  For one thing, you can probably get two 8x12s for the price of one Pilot.  Secondly, if you are going into business, you are probably going to print in quantity, and at some point your time…"
Sep 25
Barbara Jean Yaple replied to Katie Woodby's discussion Deciding on a Press
"Hi Ladies, Coming at it from a slightly different angle, I'd suggest a C&P floor model, either an 8x12 or a 10x15. I've owned both, and you can't beat a little 8x12 for kicking out business or calling cards at around 2500 iph,…"
Apr 20
Jessica C. White left a comment for Katie Woodby
"Hi Katie,Welcome to Ladies of Letterpress! Please feel free to use this site to communicate with the rest of the LoLP community - you are welcome to join or start a conversation in the forum, post photos or videos, and use this site to keep in touch…"
Apr 5
Katie Woodby and Tiffany Smith are now friends
Apr 4
Tiffany Smith replied to Katie Woodby's discussion Deciding on a Press
"I also second the vote for a 6x10 C&P Pilot tabletop press. I absolutely love mine. It's a great introductory size. If you are used to a Vandy proof press, there is also the Showcard. It requires inking by hand (with a brayer), but we have…"
Apr 4
Amelia Fontanel replied to Katie Woodby's discussion Deciding on a Press
"A Craftsman is a very similar pull-lever platen press model to a Chandler & Price. They were just manufactured later and into the 20th century. You can lift most table top models very easily. You can disassemble a standing flywheel platen and…"
Apr 2
Katie Woodby replied to Katie Woodby's discussion Deciding on a Press
"Thank you for replying! I will begin looking for one. I keep seeing a Craftsman pop up when I search for the Pilot. Are they comparable or should I stick to C&P? And do the Pilots give a good deep impression? Is it more of a kiss…"
Apr 2
Katie Woodby replied to Katie Woodby's discussion Deciding on a Press
"Thank you for your response! I haven't even heard about the 6x10 C&Ps. Are they harder to find? As long as I can print wedding invitations, cards and business cards I will be happy. I've been printing for about 5 years now, but not on…"
Mar 30
Kristy Bulson replied to Katie Woodby's discussion Deciding on a Press
"My advice is to start with a 6"x10" C&P tabletop press and upgrade when you outgrow it. Yes, you can get an impression with a press that size, but only on a very small area. The largest area I've gotten an impression with a…"
Mar 30
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Deciding on a Press

Hello all,I am graduating college and starting a letterpress business soon, and I am currently stuck on which press to go with. I've checked BriarPress, eBay, local ads and the like, and most of what I'm finding are C&P's. I originally wanted to go with a tabletop platen press like a Kelsey 8x5 for space reasons, but after doing research and talking to a few press dealers I'm getting the sense that a Kelsey won't be able to give me the impression or work area that I need. However, I've…See More
Mar 30
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Mar 28

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Looking!
Printing for How Long?
5 years
Apprentices or Interns Welcome?
Not Yet
About Me:
I am a printmaking, bookbinding art lover getting ready to start a Press. Here goes nothing!

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At 10:02am on April 5, 2014, Jessica C. White said…

Hi Katie,
Welcome to Ladies of Letterpress! Please feel free to use this site to communicate with the rest of the LoLP community - you are welcome to join or start a conversation in the forum, post photos or videos, and use this site to keep in touch with printerfriends.

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