We just finished a large (31.5″ long paper) slightly-larger-than-life-sized multi-colored letterpress portrait using our Vandercook press. We only used a dozen sheets of paper but luckily we managed to get a few decent yields. We attributed the most fabulous registration of each of the plates to the new servo’s ability to run the press super […]
Month: October 2019
Mylar Tympan Installation for Packing the Cylinder on a Vandercook 232P
We’ve used Mylar™ tympan for our presses for years. Why? It makes for an easy cleanup! Chopin’s Waltz in A flat major, B. 21 by Olga Gurevich provided free of copyright here: https://musopen.org/music/performer/olga-gurevich/ Without the piano, this video is meaningless 🙂 THANK YOU!!!
Lawson 38/39″ Paper Cutter
We finally squared away the issues we created by introducing grease instead of lighter (motor) oil to the main shaft of the flywheel. Duh…. We had to purge the grease out of the pair of bearings. But we were not inclined to remove the 350 LBS flywheel… So, we bagged the end of the shaft […]
How to Peach a Letterpress
Text in the second poster: “At the Capitol Building” “Come Watch Rudy Emerge From A Coffin” “October 31st” You can find these posters here: https://tinyurl.com/how-to-peach-a-letterpress-1 https://tinyurl.com/ow-to-peach-a-letterpress-2 (This video is the 3rd revision. Older versions are no longer available) Thanks for watching!!!
Rudy Giuliani Halloween Poster
You can see how we pressed these here: The first photo has “Capital”. It’s an older version (LOL) You can purchase these here: Etsy Oh come-on! We can have a little fun at the expense of this smart lawyer here…
2019 Halloween Poster…
Are you tired of Trump making a mess but can’t make yourself participate in the resistance? Well, here is a simple, bold and effective way to show your dissatisfaction. LOL These are available here: https://www.etsy.com/listing/742115455/letterpress-halloween-boxing-poster?ref=listings_manager_grid Cast of horrors: Beloved Donald J Trump (Main Event) Nancy Pelosi (Main Event) Rudy Giuliani (Intermission Entertainment) Devon Nunes (Semi […]
Servo Torque Test on the Press
A quick test run on the newly modified Vandercook 232P (we should call it 232S, S for servo), to see if the motor torque is adequate and adequately set to the correct percentage of the maximum value.