Part-Part Time Job
I got this Vandercook 2 up and running today! All it took was a bit of SAE 30 in the “grease nipples” (or so I like to call them) and some rust removal with mineral spirits. Putz is coming in the mail soon. I lucked into working with a graphic design professor at BGSU who wanted someone to clean up and use her amazing presses in her shop: Les Cheneaux Design Type.
This is seriously the back-yard shed of my dreams: coffee, books, type, 3 letterpresses and a cat that loves everyone. Plus I can print as much as I want! Pinch me! I must be asleep!!
Here are some pics of the shop and all of its glories.
I printed some cards to test out the pressure using blocks I carved for my friends Sarah-Beth & Will’s wedding invites a few years ago.
Inking in a blend, of course!
Type! And a laser-engraving/cutting machine Lori said she’ll teach me how to use.
Print shop cat.
Emily CummingsMarch 1, 2013
Looks like heaven!
Hannah & Blake SandersMarch 2, 2013
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