Printing with Pearl <3

This week is like a madness before the vacation (we leave this Friday to Cape Cod for like 10 days! yay!) trying to finish lots of stuff…

Just wanted to pop in and say hi! I printed something with my new (old) Golding Pearl yesterday, hope to share the final products soon… :) xo Hijiri

Godling Pearl Old Style No.3

Golding Pearl Old Style #3

How was your 4th of July weekend?! Good, I hope! Heartfish Press welcomed a new (old) press on Sunday! Meet the Golding Pearl Old Style No. 3 — made in 1902! Dan at the Arm Letterpress had been restoring it for me and finally she was ready to move into my studio.

The Pearl can be moved in pieces so that made the move a lot easier… but to lift the top part, 2-3 guys hands are required…

Everything is in the van and ready to go…

and when we came to my studio, Dan put them all back together (THANK YOU SO MUCH!) and there she is! Sitting right next to me right now :)

Ohhh that heart-shaped treadle… melts my heart every time — now, everyday! Can’t wait to print with her!

Again, thank you very much, Dan at the Arm, my friend Christian and my husband Randy for your time and hands, there was no way I could have done this by myself. Thank you, thank you, thank you!

Meet (almost) My New-Old Press

Here she is! The Golding Pearl Old Style No.3, that is! She has been in the process of being restored at the Arm and almost ready to come home to my studio. When I visited the Arm, I got to meet her and she was so beautiful, I can’t wait to print with her!

The room was a bit dark so the photos didn’t come out well, but this is the Golding Pearl Old Style Press No.3:

with the heart-shaped treadle!!

The flywheel is gorgeous, too.

I was so excited that I had to share! :)

I have to rearrange my studio space a bit so I can welcome her soon… can’t wait!!