When Brick & Mortar was first getting started, setting up a print shop wasn't exactly at the top of the list of priorities. But through the generosity of a couple friends, it's looking more and more like that's one of many things we're becoming.
After a pretty long history in Cocoa Village, Village Printing recently went out of business. After telling Rich he was closing shop, Kelly, the owner, offered to give us his two offset printers and anything else we wanted from the shop. After it was all said and done we ended up with two A.B. Dick offset printers from the mid 50s, the original manuals for the printers, an auto folder, a hydraulic paper cutter, a paper drill, an enlarger / reducer, a stack of LOOK magazines from 1961 - 1963, a couple other machines and parts and an amazing hand painted sign.
Today, we finally got it all moved into the studio and started setting things up. Sometime in the next few weeks we'll be getting a screen printer too (another generous friend). Should be an exciting couple of months coming up learning how to use all this ancient equipment.
In the meantime, here's a video of the printers being moved into the studio today. If you'd like to see some more photos of everything, they'll be on our Flickr in the next day or two.
Song: Lyn Taitt & The Jets - Napoleon Solo
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