Vandercook Centennial by guest Eva Jorgensen

Vandercook Centennial

This year marks the 100 year anniversary of the Vandercook printing press. Vandercook presses are sometimes called the “Cadillacs” of letterpress. These are beautiful, lumbering machines, and are highly sought after. They haven’t been manufactured in decades, and there are only about 2,000 that remain in operating condition.

Vandercook Centennial
Vandercook Centennial
Vandercook Centennial

Paul Moxon, moderator of the Vanderblog and Vandercook expert, organized a print exchange in honor of the Vandie’s 100th birthday. About 100 pressmen and women participated. I just got my print bundle in the mail last week, and it was just like Christmas!

Vandercook Centennial

Featured prints are by (from top to bottom and left to right): Shelley Barandes at Albertine Press, Rachael Hetzel of Pistachio Press, Tiselle, Kirk and Eva Jorgensen of Sycamore Street Press, Robert Rowe of Gold Quoin Press, Paul Moxon of Fameorshame Press , Colin Frazer of The Press at Colorado College, and the Otis Laboratory Press.

10 comments:

alanna said...

These are great images. I just can't seem to find a larger version of the woman at the letterpress. The one on the right of this http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_k4x5a3c1b_M/Su92mu0KltI/AAAAAAAAQUI/JAIpgstmuis/s1600-h/%2317.Eva.BlackEiffel.Vandie.2.jpg

I would love a link to this image, because I am dying to see the detail. Thank you!

Thrush Vintage said...

Wow! I love letterpress, and these are some really wonderful prints.

ktrn said...

I've never heard of this before but the images look great!

Alison said...

WOW! some amazing prints... geez i wouldnt want to be the one printing that first one! 10 colours! crazy! but damn hot :)

Hannah said...

I love these prints, they're fabulous! I love posts like this... they're inspiring!

Eva / Sycamore Street Press said...

Alanna, I don't know where any larger images of that print are, but it's by the stationery and design studio called Tiselle. (link is at the bottom of this blog entry). They have a lot of great stuff on their site.

Kimberly Ngarupe said...
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Kimberly Ngarupe said...

eva,
that is funny that there is an otis lab press print because davis works in the otis lab press.

alanna said...

thanks so much, ill take a look!

Hijiri said...

wow, great great prints!!! I use Vandercook myself, I didn't know there are about 2,000 working condition left?! That makes it even more special!!

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