I’ve been hand printing for over a year and decided that before 2016 ended, that I should build a press. A fellow craftsman made the suggestion in 2015 and now, a year later, I’ve taken that advice.
I put together a simple bottle jack press based on the instructions from Charles Morgan of Mossworks Studio. His design has two things going for it. First, his design is simple. Second, he is a professional printmaker. However, even if you are just wanting to print as a hobby, building this press is a good choice.