Recent Posts & Wet Ink
Sanding Down Platens
I've never been a huge fan of the sanding method and after watching some videos, I figured I had a good candidate for trying it out again. This post talks through the ups and downs of that project as well as overall takeaways.
A surprisingly capable, compact machine. The Gossen gives the Adlers a run for the money.
An Unscripted Comparison
A surprise variant on the usual tall script, in this post we take a look at how these schreibschrift (cursive) fonts from RaRo compare.
Looking at the controls and layout on this machine that was adapted for an English audience.
Should You Resurface?
Some perspectives on cases where it is (and is not) worth the hassle to get your platen recovered.
Red Royal in Vogue
Billed as a font for personal correspondence, this stylish font is the cherry on this beautiful Royal Portable.
Picking Typing Paper
It’s easy to talk a lot about typewriters and overlook the important parts of choosing paper. Here’s some thoughts on common questions people ask.
Making Details Pop
Old recessed areas like paper scales can collect dirt and chip. Paint sticks can color in those areas and make your paper scales & bails readable again!
Margins on the Erika M
The Erika M is a really interesting machine generally, but the margins in particular are a little weird and worth looking at on their own! Check out the margins and tabs in this quick video.
Changes on the Backend
I've been putting off making some changes under the hood which will clean up the logic for the site. These changes now will make it easier to add new features, soon I would like to add a page with space for all the machines in the collection, something these code changes will make much less buggy when I am able to implement them.
These changes now will make it easier to add new features, soon I would like to add a page with space for all the machines in the collection, something these code changes will make much less buggy when I am able to implement them.
In the meantime, enjoy simpler to read URLs and the new subscription page.