Friday, 5 October 2012

'New' fangled machine at Birkenhead Library

STOP PRESS! BIRKENHEAD LIBRARY 'UPGRADES'!

Birkenhead Library's new 'photocopier' has been installed just in time for the Heritage Festival.
  
Ref: Albion press at Birkenhead Library
Birkenhead Library has got ye olde Albion press (made in c1863) up & running and invites people to come and have a go.

Typeset your name!

Ref: Albion press demonstration, Birkenhead Library

Indent paper!

Ref: Albion press demonstration, Birkenhead Library

 Make a bookmark!

Ref: Bookmarks made using the Albion Press, Birkenhead Library
All welcome. Sessions times at Birkenhead Library are as follows:
  • Sunday 7th October from 2pm-3pm
  • Wednesday 10th October from 3pm-4pm
  • Sunday 14th October from 2pm-3pm.

With many thanks to Graham Judd of GTO Printers, Birkenhead, who has lent the press to the library.  You can find out more about letterpress by visiting his blog.

For those interested, Andy English's blog is also well worth a read. The blog gives fascinating insight into the life and work of a professional wood engraver & bookplate creator using an Albion press for his creative endeavours.

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