The next installment on the Adana Press…
Through a contact at EIT I contacted John Brebner of Home Print, a small family run, printmaking studio based in Fielding, the following is a link to his home page.
John and Alison practice and teach a range of printmaking techniques but their specialty is letterpress so I was in the right place. John graciously extended an invitation to visit bringing along my small portable flatbed Adana press featured in my previous post.
About three hours later after much talk and browsing of his fabulous collection of presses, paraphernalia, including hundreds of different types of paper and some of the amazing books he has we finally got down to examining the press. Immediately finding a small error in the previous restoration and some advice on cleaning and getting rid of some surface rust we managed to get a print done!
The print was just a blip on the page, three letters ‘eit’ but it was very exciting and the potential for future use immediately filled my mind, it was all worth the trip.
A big thank you to John who spared so much time with me I learnt so much about my press and about the industry in general, it was great.
Rather than go into too much detail I will save some of the more technical stuff for my next post, after I have had a proper play with the machine and for now here are just a few photos.
And finally the ‘print’, ink less and embossed.