Inking for a proof

Another clip that was reduced for upload. This demonstrates a simple inking of form, a cut, and from a different perspective, the pulling of the proof. The tympan and frisket system perhaps more visible, though I’m sorry for the natural lighting glare, the demo allows consideration of the process involved in one man operation of this style press, more normally operated at capacity (200 sheet /hr on the common wooden press of colonial period) by two; is an example of the printing method begun in 1500s into late nineteenth century when industrial machines began to replace.



the common press of the colonial period and before.

common press from Moxon.




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