Saturday, October 13, 2007


My first attempt at two colour registration. It's far from perfect, but for a first go, I'm happy. Today's printing was for testing purposes only, so I just used standard office paper.

I only received one rusty old gauge pin with my presses, so I've reproduced an idea I saw on the Adventures in Letterpress blog (originally from Briar Press). It worked a treat, and I didn't have to worry about smashing gauges.

And just a photo of my Adana, warm in the sun.


Megan said...

Looks great! I like the design too!

Bill said...


How did you make those mock "gauge pins?" Thanks!

Poppy Letterpress said...

Hi Bill

The gauge pins are little folded pieces of cardboard, taped down on the tympan. I started off making them rather large, but I've now reduced them down to about 6mm square.