Nearly There…

21 Feb

almost there


I used my sweet little antique press today to carry on printing a little lino block.

Here’s a closer view of the cast iron press, which is probably early Victorian and made in London, by Sampson Mordan & Co. These are often called bookbinding or nipping presses but it’s possibly one of the very first Fax (Facsimile) machines, advertised at the time as a “letter copying press”.



This little block is part of a print I am editioning, designed by Jamie Reid for GS Artists, who are showing an exhibition of his radical art in Swansea at the moment.



7 Responses to “Nearly There…”

  1. Helen Cherry February 23, 2020 at 22:03 #

    I’m working backwards on your posts. The press looks even more gorgeous in this one!

  2. Lois February 22, 2020 at 21:54 #

    The old press is just gorgeous, and how wonderful that it’s still in use and producing such lovely prints! The dragon is giving Georgie boy a real trouncing!

  3. paperstew February 21, 2020 at 23:58 #

    Sweet press! What a wonderful project you’re working on. 🙂

    • Rosie Scribblah February 25, 2020 at 12:09 #

      Thanks Gale. I’m enjoying it but a lot of responsibility because it’s a commission

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