Beat that: Antique Printing Equipment

NAPCO’s Chandler and Price press.

Most printers have a variety of old equipment scattered around their facilities, and the same goes for Printing Impressions’ offices thanks to our founder’s interesting life story. Irvin J. Borowsky got started as a press operator at the tender age of 12. As mementos, various pieces of antique printing equipment—including the Chandler and Price press pictured—still dot the offices of the publishing company that grew out of his printing business.


Do you have a piece of equipment that can beat out our press for the “Most Antiquated” title? Share a photo of it on PI’s new Facebook page. Since all of the equipment at NAPCO is now purely decorative, you get extra points if yours is still functional, and double if it’s actually ever used in production.

Or, you can go for the “Most Unique Use” title if you’ve found a novel way to repurpose a piece of equipment.

Beat that is going to be a regular feature of our new Facebook page, which is part of the rebranding of Printing Impressions’ Social Media channels under the “PIconnects” umbrella. It’s an example of how PIconnects is intended to be a Printing Community site and a way to engage other members.

We encourage members of the Print-Graphic Arts Community to Like the page and post industry-related Comments/Links, Photos and Videos to the the Wall (soon, Timeline).

The new @PIconnects on Twitter is also intended to be an engagement site and a way to connect on a more personal level with Printing Impressions’ editorial team. Become a Follower to get a quick take on what’s hot today, to send a Direct Message, or recommend content for a re-Tweet.

For now, the plan is to retain the current @PI_world site on Twitter as a mobile-friendly news feed for people to get instant updates on the latest Printing Industry news, along with providing an easy way to keep tabs on the blogs, articles and other content added to on a daily basis.

Please join us on any or all of these channels and let us know what you think. We look forward to connecting with you.