Friday, January 5, 2007

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year letterpress friends! Though I've had a very busy past few weeks, I finally (!) finished my New Year's cards for my design business stay tuned for an in-depth post on the process and the final results.

In the process, I seem to have developed a new injury - letterpress palms. I liken this to say tennis or golf elbow, or other injury from repetitive movement (in this case, from pushing down on the lever over and over). I think I will look into padding the lever on my Kelsey before I take on my next project!


  1. Darn! Sorry to hear about the injury! I'm very much looking forward to your post on it all. I will be documenting my own process soon as well (once I get my plate and base!). My suggestion would be to a padded work glove on the hand you have to use with the lever. (or cut out off the fingers of the padded glove so you can still have those free). Just a thought. Happy printing!

  2. There is an amazing press shop in Knoxville, TN called Yee-Haw Industries. I laughed when I saw the padding they rigged up on their lever press...a ripped up t-shirt wrapped with duct tape. I have been thinking of covering mine with a homemade neoprene grip, but that still does not solve the tennis elbow/ printer's elbow I sometimes experience, just the sore palms of my hands.


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