Monday, 16 March 2009
A press, found at Milnerton market yesterday! It's more a book press than a printing press, but by all accounts should work fine for printing. It's reassuringly covered in blobs and smears of old ink.
And just look at the label! All I need now is some Dryad leaflets to show me how to use it properly.
So alas, I don't think I'll be building my own press and sharing the recipe. But for anyone desperate for a press of their own, this and this kept me awake at night, plotting. Or you could buy one, from the successors of Dryad Handicrafts.
The next task is sourcing oil-based blockprinting or letterpress ink. Not so easy, but I'd prefer to buy it locally, instead of having to order from overseas.