Kelsey 5 x 8 tabletop letterpress printing press & complete starter’s kit


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We have recently restored a Kelsey 5 x 8” tabletop letterpress printing press. Please see pictures below. The restoration included:

-Inspection, repair and/or replacement of any missing, non-working parts to near or better than new condition

-All painted parts were significantly brightened revealing very good factory paint

-All working surfaces and interfaces were burnished to clean metal

-New, high quality rubber rollers installed

-Press was oiled, platen set to print/pack height, and all functions of press validated as working exactly as they should

This press is ready to rock upon arrival—no components to search for to make this complete—it is ready for work and display. This package includes a chase–and-as always!–our thorough starter’s kit which you can see below (a $200 value):

A note on the Kelsey 5 x 8:  This is a great was to get into letterpress and at a reasonable cost–especially given the completeness of this package.  The 5 x 8 is a nice size that offers some flexibility in what you can print and is about 1/2 of what you might spend on a slightly larger press.  Buy this press to get your feet wet, then grow from there if you like, or let the Kelsey provide years of very capable service.  

Please note that S/H costs will be quoted after the purchase and are not included in the package price.  I am happy to ship this press internationally, price TBD depending on location.  Please contact me for quote. Shipping in continental US is estimated at $75 -150 or less depending on location. The press is located in Indianapolis and distance increases cost. That said, we strive very hard to minimize shipping/handling costs to keep budgets in line.  Pickup would of course, be free.

Also see our listings or inquire about our Kelsey 3 x 5 and 6 x 10 press packages now available!  These will be listed in the coming days but we are happy to respond to inquiries now.

Please contact Andrew for questions or more information.



Additional information

Weight 45 lbs