Finding a Letterpress


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Being a graphic designer, it is only natural to want to expand to the world of printing. Not just ordinary, offset but lettepress printing. Now, that I know what I want to do, where do I begin? The first step is searching the internet. I came across www.briarpress.org which is the most amazing site for […]

Being a graphic designer, it is only natural to want to expand to the world of printing. Not just ordinary, offset but lettepress printing. Now, that I know what I want to do, where do I begin? The first step is searching the internet. I came across www.briarpress.org which is the most amazing site for anyone who wants to know anything and everything there is to know about letterpress printing. Another great site was https://listserv.unb.ca/archives/letpress.html which is a forum like briar press, but with alot less traffic, where people can post items for sale, post wants, or ask questions to other members of the forum. Another place to look is www.craigslist.org which is city specific so if you lucky enough to find one, at least its local. If you really don’t care about a bargain you can try http://www.donblack.ca/.

After checking out some sites, I found my amazing Chandler and Price pilot press on briar press. I email the poster right away of course, (crossing my fingers that it has not sold already) and lucky me, he emails back saying that its available. Now that I have a press, what next?