Vintage wood type, sometimes mixed with hand carved linoleum blocks, and printed on a Line-o-scribe proof press. 14x22".
Letterpress Note Cards
Mostly 4x5" cards, with a few that are 5x7".
I have become the proud caretaker of a 1909 Chandler and Price treadle-operated printing press. The press was originally used to print bulletins for a church in Missouri, was subsequently used by a school in West Virginia (the students printed a community newspaper), and was in the hands of an artist before coming to me. It won't handle my biggest prints, but I'm able to do smaller prints on it much more easily than I can print with a wooden spoon. I still do each one individually, feeding the press while I operate it with a treadle and wheel, but the press does the inking automatically and prints with more force, saving me lots of work.
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