Tuesday, July 03, 2007

Covering the Tympan of the 1902 Albion Handpress

I have rather neglected the large Albion press recently. It was a question of making time to cover the tympan; there was always something else that I had to do.

Finally, I needed to print from some larger blocks and so I could delay no longer. Here we go...

Saturday, June 16, 2007

Catching Up

Its such a long time since I posted to this blog. The small Albion is in regular use for day to day printing from engraving blocks. I have made some small improvements which I will highlight soon. In the meantime, I made a short "peepshow" style video of the printing of a bookplate.


1. I am using lots of layers of very thin ink to get the result I want with this block.
2. I use sections cut from clear plastic folders to hold the paper during printing.

Now... on with the video