We were also shown later in the day how to use a Peerless Press. The Peerless Press is used to print the type onto the museums gift bags that they sell their products in. It can be quite a dangerous piece of machinery if not used correctly. It is also can go very quick when in full flow.
Below are some of the photographs from inside the print shed and also photos of the pages within my folder where I have wrote about the experience etc.
Above is the other printing press used and below is
the result of the test I did on the day.
The type stick guide to show where each letter is
kept. It was known that printmakers could pick up
the type without having to look at this guide.
These bags are produced by using the Peerless Press.