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The LetterPress Lab

The LetterPress Lab needs equipment and supplies for instructional purposes! You can help by adopting an item below. We’ll list your donation here! For more information, please email Dr. Ann Hawkins

 

Equipment Wish List

$5000-7,000

Standing hand press
Hoe, Albion, etc.

$5000 - 7000

 

$1500-2500

Free-standing treadle press
Pearl or C&P #3

$1500 - 2300

 

$800-1500

Table-top, platen press
Ideally Chandler & Price Pilot, Hohner, or Sigwalt

$800 - 1500

 

$300-500

3 Fonts of Type

$450

Paper

$300

Paper cabinet

 

 

$100-200

Quoins, keys, furniture, gauge pins, tympan packing

$200

Furniture cabinet

$150

Type font - 10 point

$150

Type font - 12 point

$150

Type font - 18 point

$150

 

$50-100

Set of leads/slugs

$55

Set of quads/spacers/thins

$50

Printers’ aprons (3@$10 ea)

$50

Printers’ aprons (3@$10 ea)

$50

Printers’ aprons (3@$10 ea)

$50

 

$30-50

Tweezers x 5

$40 for 5

Scissors x 10

$40 for 10

Washing-up – 1 gal. roller cleaner

$40

Set of six facsimiles of bibliographic format

$35

Ink scraper

 

 

$20-30

Facsimile chain-line paper - 100 sheets

$25

Ink: Red - 1-lb can
Rubber-based Van Son ink

$25

Ink: Blue - 1-lb can
Rubber-based Van Son ink

$25

Mallet x 2

$24 each

Ink knives 4” x 2

$22 each

Ink knives 6” x 2

$22 each

Composing sticks x 25

$22 each

Craft knives

$20 for 10

Planer x 2

$20 each

 

$10-20

Composing stick holders x 5

$16 each

Ink: Black - 1-lb can
Rubber-based Van Son ink

$15

Form string - 2.5 lbs

$14

Line gauge 18”

$12

Line gauges 12’

$10

Line gauge 12’’

$10

Washing-up – 1 gal. mineral spirits

$10

 

Under $10

Tweezers x 5

$8 each

Scissors x 10

$4 each

Washing-up – hand cleaner
5lbs Super Soap

$4.75

Craft knife x 10

$2 each

 

Reference Library Wish List

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Polk, R.W., The Practice of Printing (Peoria, Il.:  The Manual Arts Press, 1937-45)
[important to get early edition as it focuses on letterpress]

$97

Rummonds, Richard-Gabriel, Printing on the Iron Handpress

$35

Hunter, Dard, Papermaking

$31

Lee, Marshall, Bookmaking:  Editing, Design, and Production

$30 - Used

Ryder, John, Printing For Pleasure: A Practical Guide for Amateurs

$28

Wilson, Adrian, The Design of Books

$25

Cleeton and Pitkin, General Printing

$25

Gould, Joseph, The Letterpress Printer:  A Complete Guide

$23

Hiebert, Helen, The Papermaker’s Companion

$19

Moxon, Joseph, Mechanick Exercises on the Whole Art of Printing (Dover Facsimile)

$18

Watson, A. Hand Bookbinding:  A Manual of Instruction

$13