Letterpress Starter’s Kits for Tabletop Presses

PLEASE NOTE: These kits are always for sale, please do not consider this an “old ad”. We can and often do put together kits for floor model and proof presses as well—simply ask and we’ll work through the details to get you the right stuff.

While interest in letterpress printing has blossomed over the last 10 to 15 years, many new printers find themselves wondering, “Once I buy a press, what else do I need to ACTUALLY print something?” Don’t fret, this is common. The purpose of this kit is to solve that problem and get you up and running at a reasonable price—and without making you research endlessly and guess your way through the initial equipment/accessories-buying start-up process. Bottom line, problem solved. See the details below:

Our Tabletop Kit includes:

• One (1) Composing stick (6”, 8”, or 10”…stainless extra)

• Three (3) Wickersham quoins

• One (1) key for the Wickersham quoins

• One (1) 7” stainless steel, new, Gaebel line gauge

• Three (3) new Megill gauge pins

• Wood furniture and reglet (an appropriate assortment)
based on press size and usage—-hand-set vs. photo-
polymer base

• One (1) font of NEW, PACKAGED type—buyer’s
choice:
—12pt. Caslon Old Style or
—12pt. Goudy Oldstyle #394
(please note that type shown is used and is Copper Plate
Gothic. These pics are place holders only…you will
receive a new, packaged font of either of the above.)

• An appropriately-sized selection of spacing, slugs & leading
to get you started

PMS ink mixing kit. Includes five (5) 1/4 lb. cans—one
each of the following: Cyan, Magenta, Process Yellow,
Black and Opaque Mixing White. Make your own
pan-tones & experiment with color mixing and matching.

• New, denim printers apron with both a pencil/line
gauge and hand pockets for tools, rags, etc.

• Tympan paper

• Goose-neck plastic clean-up bottle to accurately dispense
solvent during press clean-up. 250mL = approx. 8 oz.

• Printer’s tweezers for snagging small spacing, etc.

• Planar block to level the type in form

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TABLETOP KIT PRICING: $219 plus $13.95 S/H

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PAYMENT: Payment for this kit is accepted through PayPal. To purchase this kit, please log on to PayPal and make payment in the above amount to: [email protected] In the “Note to Seller” section, please indicate, 1) The size/make/model of your press and 2) Your choice of either Goudy or Caslon type as part of your kit. If you include your email address in the PayPal transaction, we will email you your tracking number when we ship.

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FLOOR MODEL KIT CONTENTS (8” x 12’+):

• One (1) Composing stick (8”, 10”, or 12” + …stainless extra)

• Three (3) Challenge Hi-Speed quoins in appropriate lengths
based on press chase size

• One (1) key for the Challenge quoins

• One (1) stainless steel, new, Gaebel line gauge, 12”

• New Megill HEAVY DUTY gauge pins for the tympan
paper/press (Megill Double Grip also available by request)

• Wood furniture and reglet sized appropriately for your floor
model

• One (1) font of NEW, PACKAGED type—buyer’s
choice: 12pt. Caslon Old Style or 12pt. Goudy Oldstyle
#394

• A selection of spacing, slugs and leading sized
appropriately for your floor model to get you started.

• One, 1/4lb. can of one of the following colors: Cyan, Magenta, Process Yellow, Black and Opaque Mixing white.

• New denim printers apron with a pencil/line
gauge pocket & hand pockets for tools, rags, etc.

• Tympan paper sized appropriately for your floor model

• Goose-neck plastic clean-up bottle to dispense solvent
to clean press after job. (500 mL = 16 oz. approx)

• Printer’s tweezers for snagging small spacing, etc.

• Large planar block to level the type in form

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FLOOR MODEL KIT PRICING: $338.95 plus $29.95 S/H

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PAYMENT: Payment for this kit is also accepted through PayPal. To purchase this kit, please log on to PayPal and make payment in the above amount to: [email protected] In the “Note to Seller” section, please indicate, 1) The size/make/model of your press and 2) Your choice of either Goudy or Caslon type as part of your kit

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Beyond what’s listed here, we can customize kits to include additional or alternate brands of the above items—anything is possible—if you want it, we likely have it.

Ask me about my large selection of tabletop presses + kit specials—we regularly have 50 -100 tabletop presses in inventory and can likely match a press to most any letterpress budget and size needs. Beyond that, if it’s letterpress related, we can provide it…floor models, type (1,000’s of fonts—wood and lead), ornaments, deco border, monogram sets, proof presses, press and equipment parts, ink, cutters, cuts, dies, cabinets, cases, furniture and furniture cabinets—you get the picture—just ask, we’ll do our best to handle all requests!

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