Anyone in New York City Area


I am still having issues with my letterpress. I gave up for a while because I was freelancing, but I really want to make this beautiful letterpress work. It is a golding pearl improved 7X11 chase. Can anyone please assist? I.e Come over and help me figure out what the issue is? I can pay also. Please let me know.

Thank you so much!

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try the arm in new york city, i think they do classes, and they have some goldings i think good luck.

i have, dan never gets back to me! thank you though

I’m sorry, but I have four jobs! I simply don’t have time to be a traveling press repair man too!

I’d suggest speaking to Perry Tymeson of Suitcase Press. He specializes in just this sort of thing.

If I remember correctly, his email is [email protected].


You may also want to contact Alan Runfeldt of the Excelsior Press in Frenchtown, NJ. He has decades of experience on all kinds of presses including Kelseys and Goldings. He may be able to come to you and he can certainly give you some instruction in his large shop where he has the same and similar presses. Sometimes just having some hands-on training even if with another press can allow you to solve the problem with yours. Alan’s email is:

[email protected]


Front Room Press
Milford, NJ

Guys, thank you so much for your help and input…I really appreciate it and will def contact these people :) I don’t know what I would do without a forum such as this. I just love this press and really want to make it work! :)

thank you!!!!

And even if there is a place near by, would love to find someone who teaches on a platen press. Everyone uses vandercooks (which I learned on) but want my platen to be up and running smoothly :)

alan at excelsior press has the same press you have and he teaches so i would email him. good luck dick g.