I was in A.C. Moore today and I discovered this incredible machine:
It's an at home letterpress kit by Lifestyle Crafts. I'm sure it doesn't even compare to the real thing, but it's an affordable way for the home crafter to dabble in letterpress. The entire kit costs $149 and additional printing plates cost about $30. Not exactly cheap but affordable compared to the $800+ tabletop presses. I'm dying to try it! Has anyone used this machine before? The only downside that I can see is that you're limited to the pre-made printing plates, However, I was impressed by the pretty graphic designs so it wouldn't be too hard to make professional looking cards.
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