The Press Queen

On pitted floorboards, where giant cotton spinning machines once churned and where our living room is now located, sits a refurbished antique press. As we wrote way back in 2011 when our buddy Tony personally drove it down from his letterpress warehouse in Syracuse so he could get some proper sweet tea, the press is a circa-1870’s Golding Pearl. It’s an elegant foot-powered machine with a conversation-piece flywheel and a 5 x 7″ chase. We’ve taken what feels like a lifetime to offer in-house letterpressed goods, but we never gave up on trying to make time for it. This week we finally leapt off from last year’s simple one-color black ink jobs and took a dip in bright red ink on vibrant pink French Pop-Tone. The Queen of Hearts never looked so good, and she’ll be hopping into our shop this Monday with her royal husband, the King of Hearts, just in time for Valentine’s Day.

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