Hello, I have just purchased a Vandercook model SP-15. I’m just starting out in letterpress printing and have taken some workshops but hadn’t expected to be owning a press of my own quite yet. But as luck will have it, I had one fall on me, so to speak. My question is, I’m going to be setting up my shop in a room adjacent to my garage which has a wood floor covered with linoleum. I believe the floor is structurally strong enough to hold the press (and I’ll be checking with a contractor to make sure), but I’m wondering if I can safely set the press directly on the linoleum or would putting a rubber mat or some other type of material down first be adviseable? I’d like to protect the surface from denting if possible, but ultimately of course having the press work properly is more important than the floor. Thanks for any comments.
Flooring under SP-15