I’m very excited about today’s arrival of my second printmaking press! It’s a Challenge cylinder proof press and it consists of two basic parts; a cylinder with handles and a platform onto which the cylinder rolls and rests.
Together the two pieces weigh 350 pounds!
Here is a video demonstration of a similar style press in use… https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9vuq5mAhMQA
Earlier this summer I found a 6×10″ Model Q Kelsey letter press. The two presses will allow me to explore a wide range of letterpress techniques.
Look for posts this spring about letterpress workshops for youth and again in the summer about workshops for kids at the Hillsdale Community library. I’m also hoping to travel my letterpress to the 2018 Hillsdale County Farmers Market.
Stay tuned as I delve into this new to me media art technology!