Small Business: Back in Print

THE OLD-FASHIONED LETTERPRESS GETS A 21ST CENTURY BUSINESS MAKEOVER

There's not much that ben webster, a stationery designer in Salt Lake City, Utah, won't do to get his hands on another letterpress machine.

In late 2003, Webster, who produces cards using that traditional process, took possession of letterpress No. 3--he currently owns seven--by dismantling and transporting it piece by piece through a shaft he had dug in a window well. "The owner of the press told me, 'If you can get it out of the basement, it's yours,'" says Webster, 29, who started Seraph Stationery a year and a half ago.

It's notable that letterpresses, weighing up to 2,500 lbs....

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