Printing

Bob Richardson's Platen Grid
Bob Richardson’s Platen Grid

The biggest part of the process! You’ll first need to find a press; and we’ll assume you have type and the other things needed to get a forme of type assembled

You’ll have to think carefully about the paper you’ll use and work out how to get the best impression from your machine.

Start by inking your press, and begin the act of printing. If things aren’t all in order, you might have to work through the process of ‘makeready

You’ll need to clean up, and oil your press. When your printing has dried, you should have a look at binding and presenting your work.