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A Printing Press in the Living Room
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- Subject: A Printing Press in the Living Room
- From: Richard Miller <rmiller@KNET.FLEMINGC.ON.CA>
- Date: Wed, 30 Oct 1996 19:30:57 -0500
- Message-Id: <199610310031.QAA19553@SUL-Server-2.Stanford.EDU>
- Sender: "The Book Arts: binding, typography, collecting" <BOOK_ARTS-L@LISTSERV.SYR.EDU>
The following was asked on the Letterpress Discussion List:
>Since nothing is going on, I will ask another one of my press-in-the-house
>logistics questions: i'm curious to know what kind of ventilation systems
>folks have for dealing w/ solvent fumes, &c? (I'm thinking the usual sort of
>fan & open window trick might not be effective enough when coping w/ having
>this stuff in your own home...) How much did you spend to install what you
>have? What about other factors like noise, maintenance, &c. &c. (As some of
>you may recall I have been contemplating the idea of putting a press in my
>living room; the last question I asked had to do w/ reinforcing the floors, &
>generated quite a lot of activity on this list!)
>Thanks in advance for all advice...
>bitchy buddha press
Three important questions are:
1) What kind of solvents are you using?
2) How often do you print?
3) How big is your room?
3a) How well ventilated is it already?
OK ... four questions ;-)
It really isn't a good idea though, if you have a choice.
I'll forward the question to the Book_Arts-L (I know there are members in
common) but I'm sure there will be some health & safety concerns.
Editor, CBBAG Newsletter
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