moving right along....

For those of you that know {and/or care!} about the process of letterpress printing as well as the maintenance of a printing press, I'll post some photos of my new press and the things I am doing to get it ready for printing. The gripper bar is the part of the press that grips the paper as it carries it over the cylinder and down the bed of the press. It was pretty dirty and would stick, so I took the whole assembly apart and cleaned it.

all taken apart

soaking in a Simple Green bath

all clean!