Love it, am obsessed with it, can’t get enough of it.
I think letterpress is the absolute most beautiful form of art ever and I have been dying to own a letterpress machine and learn how to use it for soo long! Plus, it would be a great skill to add to my repertoire and a great service to provide for my clients.
Hence, we at Lifework Media drove down to Portland, Oregon to meet a printer and to buy his old Chandler & Price press! The guy’s printing shop was in a huge warehouse and filled with TONS of printing goodies from paper folders, to laminators, to old presses (plus gorgeous work tables, cameras, and more).
I was in heaven…and this letterpress is so so fantastic.
It’s really no easy task to move these 1,800 pound behemoths! We had to rent a Uhaul in Portland to get this thing back home. Not to mention, use a forklift to get it into the Uhaul. Luckily there was a guy next to the warehouse that had a forklift and did the work for us! But once we got back- we had to rent one to get it out and into the barn that will be converted into my studio soon! This letterpress was almost…and I mean…ALLMOOST too heavy for the forklift – which wobbled and tipped forward a few times during the process.