January 2, 2014
printmakersopenforum:

This press = anything is possible.
* found on “Libyan Printmakers” / facebook.  Yes to Libyan Printmakers.
Print on. ♡♡♡♡



It ain’t big, but who cares! This is amazing!

printmakersopenforum:

This press = anything is possible.

* found on “Libyan Printmakers” / facebook.  Yes to Libyan Printmakers.

Print on. ♡♡♡♡

It ain’t big, but who cares! This is amazing!

(via fuckyeaprintmaking)

June 10, 2013
baltimoreprints:

That’s a lot of type-high real estate. The bed of our SP25.

baltimoreprints:

That’s a lot of type-high real estate. The bed of our SP25.

June 6, 2013
This isn’t quite a Big Press photo, but it’s a LOT of small ones all together. So nice. 
baltimoreprints:

The Heidelberg Windmill assembly line, circa 1957.
What a lovely place to work!
(via Twitter / @local918)

This isn’t quite a Big Press photo, but it’s a LOT of small ones all together. So nice. 

baltimoreprints:

The Heidelberg Windmill assembly line, circa 1957.

What a lovely place to work!

(via Twitter / @local918)

April 15, 2013

typoretum said: Hello! I've just discovered your great site and have some examples of large printing presses that you may wish to feature. Can I submit a YouTube movie of an 1888 Wharfedale press being moved? Best wishes, Justin Knopp, Typoretum, Coggeshall, UK

Woah, hey! Just found this from ??? long ago. Please do submit your film, we’ll post it! 

January 29, 2013
AND LOOK AT THE SIZE OF THAT PRESS! 
printeresting:

(via debelleschoses) Mexican artist Rufino Tamayo printing from a stone measuring 61x98 inches (1982).-Yeesh! Look at the size of that stone!

AND LOOK AT THE SIZE OF THAT PRESS

printeresting:

(via debelleschoses) Mexican artist Rufino Tamayo printing from a stone measuring 61x98 inches (1982).
-Yeesh! Look at the size of that stone!

November 13, 2012
baltimoreprints:

Hamilton Wood Type Mfg. Co. was founded in 1880 and manufactured printer’s type and print shop furniture well in to the latter half of the 20th century. The Hamilton brand has been bought and sold through the years, and is currently owned by Thermo Fisher Scientific. 
Now operating as a working museum, the collection is being forced to move from the same building used to manufacture type since 1927. The cost for moving the equipment and collection (the largest collection of wood type in the world at 1.5M pieces!!) is steep. To make matters worse, they’ve been asked to move as soon as February. 

If you’re a supporter of type or printing, or if you simply love design, please consider donating to the museum. Every sale, membership, and donation will only help.
More information is available on their website. 
Consider simply purchasing a print or shirt, or becoming a member, or just flat-out donating to their cause. This is a part of printing and design history that we cannot let die. 
Please reblog, retweet, repost, copy/paste - whatever you have to do. GET THE WORD OUT!

baltimoreprints:

Hamilton Wood Type Mfg. Co. was founded in 1880 and manufactured printer’s type and print shop furniture well in to the latter half of the 20th century. The Hamilton brand has been bought and sold through the years, and is currently owned by Thermo Fisher Scientific. 

Now operating as a working museum, the collection is being forced to move from the same building used to manufacture type since 1927. The cost for moving the equipment and collection (the largest collection of wood type in the world at 1.5M pieces!!) is steep. To make matters worse, they’ve been asked to move as soon as February. 

If you’re a supporter of type or printing, or if you simply love design, please consider donating to the museum. Every sale, membership, and donation will only help.

More information is available on their website. 

Consider simply purchasing a print or shirt, or becoming a member, or just flat-out donating to their cause. This is a part of printing and design history that we cannot let die. 

Please reblog, retweet, repost, copy/paste - whatever you have to do. GET THE WORD OUT!

October 11, 2012
presses:

(via serialmachinist)
Caxton Newspaper Cylinder Press Model 1945 by Bound Staff Press on Flickr.

BIG PRESS!

presses:

(via serialmachinist)

Caxton Newspaper Cylinder Press Model 1945 by Bound Staff Press on Flickr.

BIG PRESS!

August 14, 2012

The folks at Pickwick Independent Press in Portland, Maine weren’t satisfied with just any large etching press, they had to make their own.

With technical help from David Twiss, they Frankensteined parts together from other presses and built a new SUPER press. HUGE! 

Printeresting has the full writeup on their blog, along with myriad other photographs. Don’t miss two of my favorites: “Don’t Thank Me…”, and “We May Be Slow…" (A Cannonball Print for sure…) Perhaps they would do well with a Clean Hands print from BPS to balance it out. 

August 7, 2012

It’s New Press Day at Igloo Letterpress! (This is always a good holiday to celebrate.) Congrats to Allison who is having a Vandercook 232P delivered. 
AND by the looks of the truck and trailer, our friend Steve Robinson of Letterpreservation is dropping it off. 
Small world. 

It’s New Press Day at Igloo Letterpress! (This is always a good holiday to celebrate.) Congrats to Allison who is having a Vandercook 232P delivered. 

AND by the looks of the truck and trailer, our friend Steve Robinson of Letterpreservation is dropping it off. 

Small world. 

July 28, 2012
presses:

The Victory: an early web press (from Old Book Illustrations)

This picture was taken from Dictionnaire encyclopédique Trousset, also known as the Trousset encyclopedia, Paris, 1886 - 1891.
Description:
The Victory was an early model of rotary web press. In other words, this means that the prints were obtained by the action of a pressure cylinder against another cylinder which carried the type, and that the paper supply was kept on a big roll and unwinded itself in a continuous movement. This particular press could print, fold and count 8000 copies of an eight page newspaper in an hour.

presses:

The Victory: an early web press (from Old Book Illustrations)

This picture was taken from Dictionnaire encyclopédique Trousset, also known as the Trousset encyclopedia, Paris, 1886 - 1891.

Description:

The Victory was an early model of rotary web press. In other words, this means that the prints were obtained by the action of a pressure cylinder against another cylinder which carried the type, and that the paper supply was kept on a big roll and unwinded itself in a continuous movement. This particular press could print, fold and count 8000 copies of an eight page newspaper in an hour.