These two photos show the best I could muster today. Having issues trying to calibrate the impression knobs behind the forme to get it even. But for the life of me, I can't make sense of it. It's not obvious what I should be adjusting when the impression's deeper on one side than the other. Deep on one side, so adjust the corresponding knob? Wrong. It's been trial and error, and when I get it right, I have to start all over again for a new form. Shouldn't it be a once-in-a-while thing, not for each new forme? Confused. It really is the sort of thing you need to see someone else do right first.
Oh, the blue paper is a sheet that I made a couple of weeks ago. Would be nice to be able to print on my own handmade paper.
The rest of my day has been spent sorting type into cases, so at least now I have Gill Sans all organised.
I've also been trying to source an Australian company that can create my plates for me. My aim is to print my wedding invites from plates, but time's running out. They really should be in the post within 4 weeks from now...