The Ad Lib Press equipment collection includes #11 Golding Pearl, a 6x9 Sigwalt "Nonpareil" tabletop lever press that has been the workhorse of the shop for many years, and a Poco proof press. In a concession to the 20th Century the Press also owns a small offset press.
The hand-set type collection focuses on Frederic Goudy's Deepdene type face, but there are also many antique and reproduction antique type faces as well as other more modern ones. In addition, we have about 20 fonts of antique wood poster type ranging in size from 1 inch to 1 foot high. A miscellany of antique ornaments and engravings rounds out the eclectic collection.
The Prop. has also taught printing and the book arts at a number of venues, including the Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, the Penland School of Crafts, and the Augusta Heritage Arts Workshops. These courses have included paper marbling and bookbinding in addition to the mainstays of typographic design, typesetting, and printing, as well as a survey of printing history.