A journal about the finding, reconditioning and placing in service of a large C&P letterpress with the aim of producing my fine art prints from engravings.
Thursday, August 27, 2009
First Picture of New Press
Here is the first picture. Basically I bought the press based on description only. Yes, it is the big one to the right, or the rear. The other one got scooped, just as well - one learning curve at a time.
About 1926 C&P (Chandler & Price) is the best I know at this time. The serial number makes it a 12 by 18" new style model. More to come...
I'm interested in the letterpress process for printing my artwork. Turns out my original training from many decades ago is particularly suited to the task at hand, and yet halfway through 2009 I knew nothing about letterpress nor the machines.