Oak Knoll Press, publisher 

Letterpress Printing: A Manual for Modern Fine Press Printer

By Paul Maravelas, published in 2005. The comprehensive sourcebook for beginning and intermediate letterpress printers.

Using clear explanations of technical terms and more than 80 illustrations, the manual describes presses, ink, paper, press operation, type and photopolymer plates. The book shows how to set up and run small and large platen presses, and Vandercook and Challenge-style hand cylinder presses. One chapter provides details about presses recommended by the author; another chapter explains how to equip and arrange a new letterpress shop.

Also discussed is how to plan and design projects, how to move presses and equipment, and how to use lead and solvents safely. Published by Oak Knoll Press and the British Library; available in the U.S. from Oak Knoll Press.

image: LP-Manual-cover.jpg