I’ve nearly come to the end of my letterpress course and have successfully typeset and printed a poem.
Here the type is secured in a frame, called a chase, ready for printing. The pieces of wood are called furniture and the whole thing is tightened with expandable quoins (the first picture shows four quoins, but I discovered that was two too many!).
I felt I’d done a pretty good job of typesetting but the proof revealed several errors!
In terms of typesetting, a poem like this is fairly straightforward. So I next decided to set a dictionary entry, the subject of a future post.