Karmen's First Printing Press
At the age of 12, Karmen began printing with a Kelsey Excelsior 3" x 5" letterpress that his dad purchased for him.
His life long love for printing may have developed from these early days in the basement.
Actual samples of that first print run still exist.
In the 1960's this press sold for about $ 15.70.
Recently the time honored craft of letterpress printing has made a comeback for fancy invitations and high end stationery.
The Kelsey Company manufactured the Excelsior for about 100 years with only minor changes.
This press can be seen on display in the reception area at Future Print.