Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Homemade woodblock printing press part 4

Well here is a video of the working press.

video
Then I carried everything upstairs to the studio.

It took me 2 days of trying every trick in the book to find out that the 80 LB cylinders were not heavy enough to do the job.

The test prints were uneven no matter what I did to adjust for more pressure (move the woodblock plates up).

Got even printing results when I used a thin felt blanket, but the print was to light to be usable.

DANG!

Back to the drawing board.