Thursday, January 28, 2010


Hi folks,

I thought I should introduce myself. I'm a newbie in letterpress and currently restoring (or at least trying to restore) a Poco#0 press.

For the longest time I could not understand how the tympan/frisket thing works on a Poco (ps. I kept looking at Neil Giroux's photos without understanding it). Until I saw Preston's website with an explanation.

Also, there is book called "Printing on the Iron Handpress" by Rummonds that explains how the tympan/frisket works in the traditional iron handpress. Great book, worth every penny.

Anyways, I look forward to learning more about the Poco.



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