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How An Old Machine Brought This Artist’s Business to Life

Ben Rashkovich

Ben Rashkovich

Content Strategy Manager at Fundera
Ben is the resident wordsmith and grammar guru at Fundera. He makes sure their top-notch content stays accessible, interesting, and useful for small business owners. Previously, Ben wrote for the Columbia Spectator and eBay's curatorial team.
Ben Rashkovich

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“A lot of people don’t appreciate industrial equipment the way I do,” says Katrina Huffman.

That industrial equipment she’s talking about? Her antique letterpress, the cornerstone of her printing business. Using a combination of old and new technology, Katrina crafts letterpress invitations and paper goods from her studio in Dallas, Texas.

To get ahold of her business’s signature equipment, Katrina towed a cattle trailer from Dallas to Kansas City, where her 1897 Chandler & Price letterpress was loaded up and driven to its permanent home. Her press requires a lot of caretaking, but that’s one of the things Katrina loves most about it: “I love greasing it,” she says. “I love seeing how it works.”

Katrina finds joy in creating beautiful designs for her customers’ special occasions, from birth announcements to wedding invitations. Watch the video for a peek at how Katrina and her letterpress bring those designs to life.

Editorial Note: Any opinions, analyses, reviews or recommendations expressed in this article are those of the author’s alone, and have not been reviewed, approved, or otherwise endorsed by any of these entities.
Ben Rashkovich

Ben Rashkovich

Content Strategy Manager at Fundera
Ben is the resident wordsmith and grammar guru at Fundera. He makes sure their top-notch content stays accessible, interesting, and useful for small business owners. Previously, Ben wrote for the Columbia Spectator and eBay's curatorial team.
Ben Rashkovich

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