New Chandler & Price Press in the Printshop!

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New Chandler & Price Press in the Printshop!

We have acquired a Chandler & Price -14.5 x 22 inch electric platen press for free. It came with a type caster.  Does that mean we will be able make our own type/plates? Yes, ...

We have acquired a Chandler & Price -14.5 x 22 inch electric platen press for free.

It came with a type caster.  Does that mean we will be able make our own type/plates? Yes, we can design it on our macs and then make our own lead plates. What’s the plate making process like? We can make our own plates, lead, zinc, linoleum, woodblock or we can send them out and have polymer plates made for us.  We can also use block type which we also will be getting FOR FREE. What will we be able to print on? You can print on paper, cardboard, hardboard, textile, and I’m sure once we get it up and running, we’ll be able to explore other surfaces and substrates to print on.  

THIS IS HUGE. HUGE!!!!!

More details to come, but until then, look at this lovely lady in full!

Many thanks to Mark McGinnis who was instrumental. David Barthold, Peter Cavanaugh, and Stephan Von Muehlen were also in on the deal.