This easy to read book gives the reader an introduction to the long history of letterpress printing right up to it’s new popularity. This is recommended for a beginning printer as it presents in organized fashion info from the merits and general workings of presses to type and typesetting, presswork and inking and the new age of photopolymer plates. The text is useful, direct and illustrated with over 70 line drawings for clarity.
There is a nice emphasis on safety, tools and care of presses and helpful
glossaries. The book centers around the private press with useful chapters on troubleshooting prints, paper types, rollers and packing.