Challenge Style K Proof Press for sale 5 Replies

Hello Everyone, I am looking to sell my Challenge Style K proof press. Its equivalent to the Vandercook SP-15 in size and quality. The main difference is the Vandercook SP has auto inking and the Challenge has manual inking on the rollers. Also, the…Continue

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Started by Pete Juratovic in Classifieds. Last reply by Receptacle North 16 hours ago.

Deciding on a Press 12 Replies

Hello all,I am graduating college and starting a letterpress business soon, and I am currently stuck on which press to go with. I've checked BriarPress, eBay, local ads and the like, and most of what I'm finding are C&P's. I originally wanted to…Continue

Tags: Kelsey, C&P, press, a, choosing

Started by Katie Woodby in Business Matters. Last reply by Jennifer Wilding yesterday.


I am looking for a Vandercook NO. 1 or 2 press, ready to use! I live near Iowa City, IA so I'm looking for one that may not be too far for me to fetch! So if anyone has one for sale or knows someone please contact me! I am a stay at home mom but I…Continue

Started by Brittany Kahler in Classifieds on Saturday.

Buying type

I'm looking to build my type collection. I was wondering where everyone usually finds their type cases (aside from ebay)?Continue

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Started by Stefanie Wolfson in Business Matters Oct 13.

Leaving rollers on? 11 Replies

I've been using a proof press (having to clean only type and brayer as the roller never touches ink) for the past few months. Now that I have a Pearl platen press, I'm wondering--do the rollers need to come off each time or can they be cleaned…Continue

Started by Susan Carter Morgan in Press Troubleshooting, Tips, and Help. Last reply by Susan Carter Morgan Oct 12.

NSS 2 Replies

Is Ladies of Letterpress doing a group booth again for NSS 2015?Continue

Started by Victoria Venturi in Business Matters. Last reply by Victoria Venturi Oct 10.

any one want to do a swap? 67 Replies

I participated in a swap a few years back and it was never completed (an alphabet coaster swap!) I would love to have a complete set.. any one want to swap??Continue

Started by Angela R. Stewart in Business Matters. Last reply by Ink Petals Press Oct 7.

Pressroom tool inquiries

Hi LoLP,Two questions:1) Could anyone recommend a good printer/scanner combo (or just a scanner) to use for transferring hand illustrations and calligraphy to digital files? My budget is around $2002) I am looking for an accurate scale to measure…Continue

Tags: supplies, pressroom, scale, scanner, printer

Started by Erica D'Alessandro in Supplies and Sources Oct 4.

New Here w/ a Newly Acquired Hohner Press 6 Replies

Hi Ladies!I'm joining this community because I've just acquired a Hohner Press. I'm not super familiar with the trade, other than my fond appreciation and the one workshop I took on it last weekend, but I'm wanting to know everything and start…Continue

Tags: letterpress, newb, Hohner

Started by Judy in Press Troubleshooting, Tips, and Help. Last reply by Bill Hannegan Oct 2.

Vote for me Please xxx

Hwello ladies!Exciting news. Fluid Ink has just been announced as one of a group of very talented finalists in the AUSTRALIAN ETSY DESIGN AWARDS. #etsydesignawards So very excited!!!…Continue


Started by davina farinola in News and Announcements Sep 27.

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Receptacle North replied to Pete Juratovic's discussion Challenge Style K Proof Press for sale
"Hello, I was just inquiring in regards of the Proof Press you posted for sale, Do you still have it for sale? I see that it was some time ago that you posted this, but figured it never hurts to ask! Thanks for your time, Sara"
16 hours ago
Jennifer Wilding updated their profile
Jennifer Wilding replied to Katie Woodby's discussion Deciding on a Press
"I started with a Kelsey 5x7 hobby press and found that it just wasn't sturdy or large enough for what I wanted to do, but, like you, I didn't have a ton of space. After a lot of looking, I went to TandT Press Restoration and got a tabletop…"
Bill Hannegan replied to Katie Woodby's discussion Deciding on a Press
"I bought an aluminum Craftsman 9x13 new back in 1985. Though I have done some nice printing on it, I don't think it would yeild much impression. I am wondering if you would not do best getting a Vandercook."


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