Some time ago I acquired a milkfloat. It is a more practical and useful vehicle than people realise; in particular it has a large load area with a floor which is at a convenient height to use as a work surface. I can put a simple hand-operated press on the floor of the float, travel to an event, and allow visitors to print keepsakes of their own.
Although letterpress printing is a skilled activity, it is easy for novices to get a taste of the art by using simple equipment that is easy to operate. A hand-operated flat-bed or platen press is ideal and large wood letters are easy to lay out and robust enough to survive inexpert handling. They give satisfying results quickly too.
I have travelled to several events on the float and I am always willing to consider future bookings. In 2011 I visited a number of venues during Oxfordshire Art Weeks and I was also in the fringe at Vintage by Hemingway helping promote the Print Workshop at St Bride Foundation.