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Winners of the Oldest Press Contest
Meet the Winners of Our Oldest Press Contest!

We received over 80 entries to our recent Oldest Press contest. We very much enjoyed reviewing all of the stories and press photos. Each of the four winning entries received a Sharp® Electronics 250W Mini Component Stereo System with Apple® iPod® dock.

Winning entries were separated into four categories:
  • Oldest Press
  • Oldest Press Still Running, and
  • Oldest Press Still Running NCR PAPER* Brand Carbonless
  • Honorable Mention
Oldest Press
1849 Washington Hand Press Model No. 6
Winner: Oldest Press
Printing USA, Inc. • Orlando, Fla.

As submitted by Rob Hill: "My press was made by the R. Hoe & Company circa 1849. The press is proudly displayed on my showroom floor surrounded by American flags for anyone and everyone to see and enjoy...It reminds everyone just how far we have advanced since this press was made."
Oldest Press Still Running
1872 Gordon Franklin Press
Winner: Oldest Press Still Running
Kalona GraphicsKalona, Iowa

As submitted by Anthony Spitzer: "I still use it for some numbering, perforating and imprinting on folders...Since it is hand fed and foot-pedal powered for some jobs, I need a radio to help keep a rhythm going to operate it! It can be quite a workout."
Oldest Press Still Running NCR PAPER* Brand
Circa 1882 Chandler
and Price Snapper Press
Winner: Oldest Press Still Running NCR PAPER* Brand Carbonless
Quiz Graphic Arts, Inc.Ord, Neb.

As submitted by Lynn Griffith: "We don't know the exact age, but know it was purchased new shortly after 1882. It is still in use today...We exclusively use NCR PAPER stock for our carbonless jobs because of the quality...this press should be a winner, as it is old, and is still used...and is used almost exclusively with your product."
Oldest Press Still Running NCR PAPER* Brand
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Honorable Mention
Pioneer Publishing, Inc. • Friend, Neb.

We received our first-ever video entry. As a result of this very creative entry, we decided to allow for a 4th winner. Check out the video here!

Thank you to everyone who submitted an entry!

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