Charlie 1893 Chandler and Price Old Style Letterpress Machine

MEET THE PRESSES

CHARLIE // 1893 CHANDLER & PRICE OLDSTYLE PLATEN

Charlie was built in Cleveland, Ohio back in 1893. He is sometimes a grumpy old press, but being 119 years old, we don't really blame him if he gets tired every now and then. 

To print, we pump all 700 odd kilos of Charlie via a foot treadle. The press then rotates to open and close. As it opens you hand feed a single piece of paper into the press and the press then closes and forces impression into the paper. The press then opens again, and you quickly remove the printed sheet of paper and insert a new sheet. We then repeat this process for each and every colour to produce the final piece. 

We love that Charlie has outlived generations and with a lot of love and protection from our end he will outlive generations to come.

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