Well, the bad news is our C&P 10x15 is still broken and most likely unrepairable by us at this point in our business. There are a few parts that need replacing and some welding work that needs to be done, which we're not in a place to do right now but may be able to do in the future if we don't find someone who wants our entire press to fix up and resell. Or if we don't part 'er out to keep other peoples' presses running instead.
However, the good news is we drove to Hampton, VA today to pick up a C&P Pilot, which is a fantastic tabletop press. That means that we'll be able to continue printing, and that we could actually be up in running in as little as two weeks. There is absolutely nothing that needs to be done to our 165lb printing press other than some deep cleaning, oiling, and set up. We already have rollers and a chase ready, with a Boxcar base due to arrive this week.
Okay, I lied, that's pretty ridiculously fantastic news, right?
I think so. Most of you have been really supportive after our accident with the 10x15, and we've really appreciated all of your awesome comments and continued encouragement. For those of you who have requested refunds, you'll have to decide--do you still want your rewards now that we can print them or do you really still have your hearts set on a refund instead?
We're due with our baby at the end of December, so those of you who are waiting on business cards designed by Tiffany will most likely need to wait until the new year, after the babymoon. The stationery may also not be ready right away because there's only 10 weeks between now and our due date for our new addition.
However, now that we've also picked up a very nice little hot foil stamp machine to compliment our table top press, we will be working on some art prints to show off our Pilot's capabilities. It's still a decent-sized print area (6x10), as opposed to a little Kelsey. It's not 10x15, obviously, but invitations, stationery, and, of course, business cards are still on our agenda. I'm even working on a calendar, which may be included in our rewards.
Once we dust off our new metal friend, I'll be posting photos. It's too dark tonight, but we just got home from Hampton and I couldn't wait any longer to share the good news.
So, I need to hear back from all of you who have a new decision to make, and I'm sure you all know who you are.
For everyone else, I'll be sending out emails by the end of the week to those of you who were in certain backing levels about expectations and design. We can work out very tentative timelines for the new year, but I will admit they'll have to be cautious as we'll be adjusting to a second child. :)
Anyway, I hope you're as excited as we are and we look forward to hearing back from you.