A printers worst nightmare…

By August 31, 2012Equipment, Letterpress
photo copy 2

Was happily printing away this morning, the press was oiled and running smoothly, and I was not printing with too much impression… then an almighty crack. The bracket holding the ink disk just gave way. Maybe 100+ years of printing have taken its toll, but there wasn’t too much pressure, save the roller springs, so I have no idea why it suddenly gave way.

I’ll update more later, but all is not lost – it’s a small piece that has cracked, which doesn’t effect printing (aside from the inking mechanism), and I know just the man to fix it. Really sad about this for now, but I’m sure it’ll print again soon! Bugger. More images after the jump…

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