Sunday, November 22, 2009
It's been a long week of waiting for all of the pieces to fall into place. We had to order rollers and trucks (they cost more than the press!) tympan paper, gauge pins, ink, a new Boxcar base, and assorted hardware store items. All week long we knew our press was sitting in a barn, waiting for some attention.
This is the counter. It only counts when the prss is impression mode. Pretty cool, right? No more counting on our fingers!
It takes quite a while to get set up and start printing. The gauge pins are great, but require careful placement so that they don't hit the boxcar base and get all smashed up.
The first time we pulled this card out of the press and saw the impression, it was the best moment. I am so sick and tired of trying to get a good, even impression on my kelsey 5x8. This just does it effortlessely.
It may not be the prettiest girl in school, but she sure can print. The press. Carrie and I are plenty pretty. Maybe some time this winter or during a downtime we will clean up and give it a new coat of paint--wouldn't red be awesome?
Our wheels are really spinning now with the possibilities that improved speed and quality of printing that we can have now. The game has been changed!
Thanks to Carrie's mom, Neda for taking photos!