11969Re: [PPLetterpress] C + P in Classroom
- Aug 9, 2010One more point I forgot--we have students print in teams especially
until they feel comfortable operating the treadle. One student will
turn the flywheel while the "printer" feeds the press. The helpers
learn a lot before they've even started their own project.
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On Aug 9, 2010, at 1:01 PM, slovenlyme wrote:
> Good afternoon, everyone.
> I oversee a university letterpress studio with four Vandercooks + a
> bunch of type. Recently we learned we have a C + P in deep storage
> across campus. We're trying to decide whether to sell the press or
> reintegrate it into the studio. Evidently it was removed 25+ years
> ago due to safety concerns. I don't know whether a student actually
> got their hand stuck or whether that was perceived as a real danger.
> It is motorized.
> Has anyone used this type of press in a university setting? Our
> studio is open access to enrolled letterpress students 24 hours a
> day, which means sometimes they're alone there at 3:00 am, sleep-
> deprived, jamming out projects. It would be helpful to hear whether
> other schools teach on the presses and how they handle the liability
> Thanks for your help!
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