08Apr

I have upgraded!

I used to own a beautiful little Morgan Line-o-scribe machine. It worked really well and did the trick, but I wanted something a little nicer and a little bigger for my letterpressing. I think this happens to everyone as they get more into hobbies, you buy more camera lenses – get fancier equipment. Well, I have had the bug for awhile and pulled the trigger and got a Showcard!

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The machine came by mail. It was originally from a Woolsworth’s in Kansas. I am sure the Postman hated me. They couldn’t even life the press onto my porch. Even though it was clearly labeled as “this end up,” they dumped it sideways in the bushes. It took me 30 minutes to lift it and get it into the house alone.

Showcard Sign Press | offthebeatenpress.com

Here is the full press! It is gorgeous and has been restored back to perfect condition. I love how shiny it is. I know it won’t stay that way for long, but for now it’s fabulous.

Showcard Sign Press | offthebeatenpress.com

The logo on the side for Showcard Machine Co. There are some funny old ads online for this press you can find.

Showcard Sign Press | offthebeatenpress.com

The grippers. I am thankful for these to line things up properly! It makes printing way easier with them.

Showcard Sign Press | offthebeatenpress.com

I can’t wait to start using it.