The Uncommon Press in action on March 30
Seth Gottlieb, a recent graduate of the Kate Gleason College of Engineering, will speak at 6 p.m. on March 30 at the Cary, about his team's collaborative effort to design and build an historically-accurate 18th century wooden printing press. His talk is titled, "The Uncommon Press: Reconstructing an Eighteenth-Century Printing Press." This machine was created from January to December 2016 as a requirement of the students' senior design project in the RIT School of Mechanical Engineering. The press is now a part of the Cary's collection of some 19 letterpress printing presses, and is used in teaching and demonstrations. Historic and high-tech manufacturing technology merged to create the working press which will be used to print after the talk!