Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Pearl Platen. Boston, USA. 1906

This lovely treadle platen press is in very regular use in the Homeprint Studio. It is big enough to print up to A4 paper. Hans has got his hands on it and it is now spectacularly clean. The three rubber rollers are driven by a foot treadle, when you have been trained and it can produce 2000 copies in an hour. However for most people a quiet turn of the big fly wheel is enough power to print an excellent  copy with safety. I am always on the look out for an ink duct (fits on the top) but  a teaspoon of ink spread out on the plate will produce at least 100 fine prints.

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