As many specialty letterpress print shops know, there is still tremendous value in well-built antique letterpress machinery. Chandler and Price Platen Presses are a great example of durable design and manufacturing.
These presses were manufactured in Cleveland from 1887 to 1965, a few miles from the WireBids office. It is estimated that nearly every United States print shop employed at least one of these presses during its heyday.
WireBids frequently auctions Chandler & Price equipment to buyers all over the world. Check out our frequent auctions to score your own Chandler & Price letterpress for your print shop. Once you register, you can often find:
The Table-Top Pilot Press
These machines are perfect for short-run printing jobs. The table-top press is a great tool for learning the art of using a letterpress, printing on sheets up to 12″ wide.
The Old Style Letterpress
As this style press opens, the operator hand feeds a single piece of paper, the press closes and forces an impression onto the paper. The press then opens again for the operator to quickly remove the newly printed paper and insert a new clean sheet. This particular machine show below has a 5:1 gear reducer to slow the press for ease of use.
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