Letterpress printing, Printmaking, creating with the arts, Platen presses
'Letterpress Printing' is intended to serve as a source book for beginning and intermediate letterpress printers. The title uses more than 80 illustrations to describe presses, ink, paper, press operation, type, and photopolymer plates. Also included is a glossary of terms relating to paper, and another related to printing.
"The book shows how to set up and run small and large platen presses, as well as both Vandercook and Challenge-style hand cylinder presses. One chapter provides details about presses recommended by the author; another chapter explains how to equip and arrange a letterpress shop. Also discussed is how to plan and design projects, how to move presses and equipment, and how to use lead and solvents safely. A discussion of recent trends helps the reader to understand the niche now occupied by the letterpress process and the techniques used by its practitioners." - front matter