Just plough on
1 August 2012 Letterpress
Getting back into one of my favorite tools around the house: my letterpress. It’s a Showcard press from the 1950′s.
Here are a few shots of my first project since we moved into the new house and started the farm. I know the photography isn’t top notch, but I tried to catch the inherent awesomeness of the press.
It is awesome. I just need more type. Time, too. But especially type. I’m always accepting donations. Oh, and it’s a bit small. It’ll handle up 7×11 prints, but nothing larger. A couple days ago a fellow letterpresser offered me a larger one with extra type, but I had to pass for now; can’t afford it at the moment. These things are heavy and expensive to ship.
But, oh, how they are worth it.