The Vandercook 99 dating from 1936 was the original office copier. The stand came with extra type and a side tray for inking. Watch out Xerox. It is a wonderful table top press to print small runs. I have it set up in the Studio/Gallery here at Bishops Lodge in Santa Fe and I get guest to print their own note cards of Bishops Chapel.
I have been printing with a Speedball Waterbased Relief Ink which is better than I expected. I do add some Glycerin to the ink to keep it from drying out. It does build up on the block surface and so I have had to clean the block surface every 15 minutes or so.
The press is graciously on loan from the Englewood Depot in Englewood/Denver, CO while I am here at the Bishops Lodge.
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