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About Letterpresses

You pick up a yellowed sheet of paper that was printed over a hundred years ago with a letterpress printing machine. Each letter on the paper was meticulously set by hand, tapped, and then pressed by an expert operating the device. This old equipment is rarely used in modern times, but there are still some vintage letterpress machines in circulation. Most of these are used for demonstrating letterpress wood type or printing small circulation papers that do not need more than a few copies. Full vintage machines used widely in the past can be difficult to find, but purchasing typesets for them is an easier task. There are some modern letterpress and die cut machines that you can use for homemade cards and scrapbooking. The reliable sellers on eBay offer many kinds of typesets and machines. You can find something to fit your needs while shopping from the convenience of your home.