Not sure this is quite what you want but here is my experience.
I decided to make a traveling kit for a 3×5 Kelsey. I got a big plastic box on wheels, the kind you see at airports, that pro photographers use. It is much more protective than the wheeled craft or sewing machine carts. I got it used on ebay. I rearranged the foam (some…[Read more]
Hi Harold,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 (that’s 3% of the total number of prints you want to have in the end)
also he advises:
- all cuts must…
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 learning what press you really enjoy and can use. Also consider a larger press, these little ones are very…[Read more]
@brianna 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