Small Presses

Press­es that can be moved and oper­at­ed by hand

Model Press (from SB Catalogue)
Mod­el Press (from SB Cat­a­logue)

I’ve used the term ‘small press­es’ to cov­er any­thing that’s oper­at­ed by hand. These press­es were often mar­ket­ed to the ama­teur, but many pro­fes­sion­al job­bing print­ers used them for small­er work — like tick­ets and let­ter head­ings. Small press­es have a num­ber of advan­tages: they’re portable; they need no pow­er to work; they’re easy to clean and use.