Lubricate often.

It suddenly dawned on me, after a year of use, that I hadn’t been properly lubricating my Golding Jobber No. 8 letterpress. I’d been greasing the axel, yes, but I’d completely ignored the little “lubricate here” holes that can be found in every corner of the press.

To drive this point home to myself – and to any others who might suffer the same fate – I printed up some reminder cards:


Once the ink is dry, I’ll find a way of making them available to others similarly ill-lubricated.

Update: you can now buy your very own “Lubricate Often” card in my Etsy shop for only $2.00 plus (very reasonable) shipping.