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.
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!
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.