Continue from the Platen Press Workshop day 1 post… Here is my day 2!
We learned how to operate a floor-model, which I’d been so wanting to learn. It can be dangerous so I was a bit nervous, but you know, I got the hang of it real soon and I printed without losing any of my fingers :) It was so fun, too, I loved it!
For the second day project, I decided to hand typeset a gift tag by using ornaments — as soon as I saw these manicules (the fingers), I was inspired.
It took me for a while to do this! Such a tedious work. More respect for the real printers who always do this.
Lock it up on the chase…
and put the chase back into the press.
The Center has 2 floor model platen presses and I used this guy:
and print away!
I printed vertical ones and then, re-set the types and printed horizontal ones, too. These will be used for my clients and customers, I think! :)
It was a great workshop, thank you so much, Center for Book Arts!!