preserved at Snowdragon is always subject to change but basic equipment
is, on the left a Stephenson and Blake galley proof press, used
for posters and can be used to produce multi colour prints in one
pass with the use of a small hand roller to ink the type. Above
right is the main machine for production a Thompson Autoplaten a
clamshell press with a print area of up to 10x15". A Ludlow Castor
below right was aquired and has proven useful for setting small
jobs for hot foil work though body text setting is much simplified
and restrictions on the quantity of type in a fount is no longer
a problem with large jobs.
The hand press below centre (an Adana 8x5) is a good machine for
short run work very popular with hobby printers. The machine bottom
left is a saddle stitcher though can
be used for booklets of tickets like a stapler.