So our good friend Andre Heiberg, was kind enough to lend as a super awesome, super old school Adana 8×5 Tabletop Letterpress printing machine. This press was in great condition. It was equipped with the original platen, chase, gripper arms and even an additional ‘Automatic Ink duct’. Pretty impressive stuff if you’re a letterpress enthusiast. With a little bit of TLC, we got this baby back to its former glory.
We first printed the front of the cards, and then had to another run for the logo details at the back.
Close-up of the platen and chase, with impression block ready to do its job.
Applying some ink on the ink disk. You’ll see how little ink you use for letterpress printing, this is then spread for even application.
Some final tweaks and adjustments before printing commences.
And the pile is complete 🙂