I’ve always enjoyed Letterpress. At LCC university we have some amazing facilities for letterpress. Slate Press have created a desktop based letterpress machine that can be used at home. It looks awesome, but as you’d expect with anything letterpress it’s expensive with early bird pledges starting at $1,095.
Check out some of the images below.
- All aluminum base, housing and press carriage
- Press works with type-high metal or wood type, using the provided chase
- Press works with photopolymer plates, using the provided base plate
- Integrated gauge pin system, holds paper securely during operation
- Press platen is adjustable for fine-tuning print location and impression depth
- Ink roller system uses a triple-roller configuration to extend time between inking
- Rollers are precision diameter NBR with steel cores
- Ink roller system uses a quick change feature, allowing the operator to swap the roller assembly, changing colors in seconds (additional roller assembly required)
- Universal AC to DC power supply – US standard 110/120 VAC or European standard 220/240 VAC
- 17″ Wide x 26″ Long x 10″ Tall
- The prototypes were 80 lbs – with production tooling and final design for manufacturability (DFM), we have a target weight of 65 lbs or less (remember it’s made from aluminum and steel – this isn’t a cheap plastic press)
Check out the Kickstarter campaign here to see the machine in action, it looks awesome.