Long before radio, TV, or the Internet, the moveable type printing press changed the world forever with the first version of mass communication. Printing on an antique printing press is not as fast or efficient as pressing the "Publish" button on a blog or printing an MS Word document, but the ability to print thousands of pages in a single day was revolutionary at the time, giving power to the people in the form of knowledge. Today, printing presses are no longer efficient for spreading information, but they are coveted collector's items, especially among crafters and artisans. Blocks featuring old company logos, illustrations, and symbols used in early advertisements, letterheads, and books still exist, as do individual antique printing press letters in a variety of fonts. Use these tools along with the press to create your own hand-printed pages, greeting cards, bookplates, or invitations. Whether you collect antiques or you want to start your own nostalgic printing business, you can find a large inventory of antique printing presses and blocks on eBay.
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