It's just me pissing about mate; hoping Whisky was planning on printing Bryan's book in the traditional method!Lion 1964:True... it was a platen. I started my carrer in pre press in 1966 ( yes I’m old fucker) and It was the beginning of the end for letterpress. As a learner (not apprentice) one of my jobs was to deliver print shops with litho plates. One shop was still using a Platen and when watching it working it was almost hypnotic! I have never been involved in letterpress only litho so I am surprised that Whisky’s book is printed in letterpress (if it is effectively the case....which I doubt) so again if I have missed a chapter can somebody or Whisky enlighten me! Cheers
I tell you what though Gerry, I wish I had some of those letterpress type cases plus fonts and a small platen press.
Have you seen how much companies are changing for a one-day letterpress workshop?
The seminars are very popular with the Hoxton brigade, Media students and the arty farty crowd - going back to their roots, so to speak.
So, if you see any old printing equipment on your travels, snap it up.