Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Some attempts at letterpress.

So when I get actual type, and don't have to resort to using metal leather stamping letters, I will probably get better results.
Also, I think I'll try to use my intaglio ink instead of the water-based block printing ink. Oh, and nicer paper. Hmph.

The instructions that came with my bottle jack are super shoddy. They told me what to do, but did not tell me how to do it (or where, for that matter, the release valve was located).

Lesson learned: Turn valve too far to the left, spill oil everywhere.


lisa said...

hi! i just built... well, my dad built me a letterpress per readymades instructions. i haven't tried it out yet, i am about to get plates made via boxcar. any advice?? i have screen printing ink i was going to try out first, however it it water based also. so i am not sure if it is a good idea. i was concerned with cleanup of using an oil based ink. i wasn't sure how to go about it. any advice you can give, would be appreciated. thanks!

Anonymous said...

Hi I have tried to click on the ReadyMade link in many websites for a really long time but I can't seem to get into it. Could any kind soul scan & email the instructions to me please? I can be reached at frou_frou@ymail.com