Tuesday, 5 October 2010
Last Saturday I visited Don Black Linecasting as part of a trip that Akemi Nishidera from Kozo Studio kindly organized for her class. I've usually been there on my own but when I saw the invite, I quickly cleared my Saturday morning and decided to tag along. It's a little bit of a different experience to go with people who are just as passionate about letterpress. Harmonious "ooh's" and "ahh's" periodically came from myself and the other visitors as we passed by and inspected presses and type. Craig, Don's son, was on hand and answered all of our questions. He even demoed the hot foil machine which was always a mystery to me. On this particular visit, Craig had on display a variety of presses from Heidelberg's, Pearls, mini Kelseys, Showcards, and the biggest table top platen press I've ever seen. That's the blue one above with a chase measuring at 9 x 12, the Golding Official from 1913!
I had my wallet securely in tact and somehow didn't make any purchases. I was just happy to be around presses and folks who were deeply interested in Don Black's collection of all things letterpress. More photos here.