My new purchase, an Adana 5 by 3 letterpress!

 So a few days ago I was reading this topic.

I did not realise that you could use polymer plates to make modern designs in this old style process.
I work at a print works, so I asked around, and one of my friends happened to be an owner of 3 letterpresses he has purchased as a job lot, one he uses himself for various things, one is in a state of disrepair, and the third is missing its rollers and ink plate.

I decided I am more than able to find/buy/make replacement parts, so I purchased it for £20. 

I intend to use it to make myself some nice unique business cards!

Thanks to Fungus Amungus for writing up his topic and inspiring me.

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Lovely, if I ever decide I need business cards I'll be sure to commission you...

I do like these machines, they're satisfying to work... 
gmjhowe (author)  killerjackalope7 years ago
 Yes, the mechanism does have a satisfying motion! I can't wait to get it working.
=SMART= gmjhowe7 years ago
yea the pics make me want to grab that handle
make sure the ink doesn't get out all over the place.
=SMART=7 years ago
Looks cool !, cant wait to see what you make with it !

My last purchase was some sweet lacoste shoes :P
Kiteman7 years ago

Desk top publishing!