Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Hand Print Presses

I really want to get a printing press of some description to save my poor wrists from rubbing every print. Unfortunately they seem to be priced squarely at the 'already successful artist' market here in Australia & postage costs from overseas make that unviable.

I have found one awesome site with plans & instructions for making your own available via DVD, paper copy or PDF download. Another site with instructions for a screw type press started me thinking about this antique book press that I already own. I'm going to give it a try with plywood & cork layers rather than just cork, as I've tried before with mixed results.

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