Letterpress printing - margaret McAllister - WWOOFer
Using a selection of ornaments from the Homeprint collection Margaret has set a border. The spacing is lower than the type and so will not print when run through the letterpress machine. The arrangement is set into a metal galley (tray) until it is locked up into a chase and carried to the treadle platen press.
Married to Allison for 45 years, 3 sons, David, Russell and Paul. I have been primary school teaching in New Zealand for 32 years and for the last 11 years have been developing a Book Art Studio, Library, Art Gallery and substantial warehouse of printmaking equipment and materials. We have a Letterpress Printing and Bookbinding Museum that is a working collection. I have invented an A4 relief printing press and an A3 hydraulic printing press that I manufacture and sell throughout New Zealand with sales into 5 countries overseas. Allison and I have written, illustrated, set, printed, bound and published over 100 titles of artist books.