The press we use is a Vandercook Proofing Press and was last produced in the 1960s. To accomplish our goal we are asking you to help us finish building the shop, everything from cleaning type to getting real lighting, refurbishing an old polymer plate maker and caring for the Vandercook press!
Their in-house fleet of presses include trusty Vandercook proofing presses, Heidelberg windmills and acclaimed graphic and type designer Jim Rimmer's 1907 Colt's A postcard for a four-hour private workshop at Porchlight Press to learn the basics of letterpress printing on a Vandercook Proof Press.
May 31, 2012 · Inking the Press on a Vandercook Universal III (Letterpress) - Duration: 0:26. Carmela Heintzelman 478 views. 0:26. American Letterpress: The Art of Hatch Show Print - Duration: 8:01.
She began producing prints in black and white, printing each block by hand. Eventually she began adding color by hand-painting each black and white print. Finally, she found an old Vandercook proof press and began using it to produce the prints. Mary's work can be seen at Artisans Hand Craft Gallery.