According to John Barrett of www.letterpressthings.com, I am running not walking. I have aquired 2 letterpresses within a one week period and I just filled out my application to exhibit at the National Stationery Show www.nationalstationeryshow.com in May 2008. John Barrett is another member of the letterpress community who was instrumental in getting me started. He has a great check list on his website about what you will need to get starting printing. Most of this stuff can be bought from him directly at his shop at 55 North Chicopee Street, Chicopee Massachussetts. Check out his open dates at www.letterpressthings.com/open_dates.htm. I just got a postcard from him announcing that he is having a Wood Type Sale October 20 and 21. He will have over 40 complete fonts and 100’s of “orphan” fonts which will be sold by weight. He also sells the machines so you should definately check it out.
Some pictures of my newly aquired presses.