...paper with lead that is, now that I've picked up my Kelsey 5x8 desktop letterpress on Saturday morning! John Barrett, proprietor of Letterpress Things in Chicopee, MA, called about 2 weeks ago. After months of delays in getting rollers and clips, my new baby was ready and waiting.
Y i p p e e !
Now I can finally set up Shoppe Murforelli in the basement and start practicing for printing various collateral (including, and most importantly, our wedding stationery.)
The model below is identical to my new press, actual photos to come...here's a video of someone using the Kelsey, an even cooler mini-movie of Firefly Press in Somerville, MA, and some beginner tips. Interested in letterpress? Check out the ever-evolving Briar Press site.