Back from another day at our (informal) apprenticeship at Amberley Print Rooms. We are classing it as a Stanley James Press Outpost. The man in the picture is called Terry, and, he is one of the best teachers I have ever had. He has a way about him I wish my school teachers had had. I spent most of my day finishing some type setting I’d started a few weeks ago, realising there were still typo’s, old letters that needed replacing and spacing issues. I then learnt how to use a Heidelberg printing press, although I know I have barely scratched the surface. The machine is 60 years old, but works pretty well. It has some amazing design features, like a little indent to measure how much packing paper you need to put in and a safety device that means you can’t get your hands or head mangled in one of the various moving parts.
If you’ve never visited Amberley, the place needs some interested eyes and ears, so please come.