500 shades of printing presses


One example of the infernal device, from the early days of printing.

After the last post, I thought it might be considerate to write about presses, but fortunately others have already blazed that trail. Here’s a link to the Five Roses Press letterpress online hub, with descriptions of all the different kinds of printing presses with a bit of historical context, and a slant on how a press should fit the kind of work one desires to produce. For the record, my own press is a Vandercook flatbed proofing press, described at the end. The examples in my previous post are antique iron presses. Five Roses is a veritable endless scroll of information that will excite the spirit of anyone eager to learn more, and boggle the minds of those who do not. Also, it is rather North American-centric.

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