Boosted: Mobile Print Shop

I'd like to tell you about a special project - 
something educational, arty, crafty, and just lots of fun - 
by our friend Graham from GTO Printers (also known as 'Inkiana Judd'). 
We want to help raise the money to get his Mobile Print Shop on the road.

In this digital age, many know printing as pressing a button on a computer. 
But there is a wonderful history to printing, going back to 1450 
and Johann Gutenberg’s invention of moveable type and the printing press.

Graham wants to share his love of printing, and especially letterpress 
by taking his 1833 Albion press to libraries, schools, markets, 
and events around Auckland and other New Zealand towns.

There are already opportunities to take the press on excursions
(so far, to Auckland Central Library, Bethel's Beach, and a local church) 
but because it weighs around 500kgs, taking it anywhere means hiring a truck. 

This fundraising campaign is to raise $3800,
to construct a purpose-built trailer with a number of special features:
Adding strong bracing to support the weight of the press. 
It needs to be capable of a one man setup when required,
 so adding lifting gear and a removable floor so it can roll up to the press. 
And also the addition of a pop-up gazebo for outdoor presentations. 

The first major out of town event is planned for May, at Featherston Booktown.
The press will be printing at workshops and walk in presentations. 
Events in Masterton and Palmerston North are also booked on this same trip.

Would you like to be part of the adventure, to help see it happen? 
You can help get the mobile print shop on the road, truly 'moveable type',
please make a donation, and it may soon be in a town near you!
If the project doesn’t reach its target, you will get your money back.
If it does reach the target, donations can claim a 33% tax deduction.

For further information, or to make a donation,
see Graham's project on the Arts Foundation's website: