The Private Presses of New Mexico

Common Press

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The Common Press was used for nearly 400 years after the invention of printing and was the result of many innovations by printers and press builders. This wood hand press delivered pressure through the use of a center screw.

Functional replicas were made at The Bobcat Press.

Common Press Iron Handpress
Cylinder Press Platen Press
Hobby Press Vandercook Press

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