For a person with papyrophilla (love of paper), it's the holy grail. Ben and I bought our press a few years ago after taking a class in Los Angeles together. It is one of the hobbies we share, and we have had a lot of fun figuring out the in and outs of our machine. We have a Challenge press which was probably manufactured in the 1950's.
Each student will get a set of Crane 100% cotton, 110lb flat cards and envelops. We are talking thick, gorgeous paper. Here's an example of letterpress done on this paper:
Students will learn to mix their own ink color, properly ink a brayer and press their cards.
I have designed some plates for students to use to press their cards. Here are the choices:
Okay! Who's in?