Challenge Census

challenge-logo.70sThis data table attempts to catalog existing Challenge relief proof presses. Currently, there are 120 presses listed.

Challenge presses were built in Grand Haven, MI between 1935 and 1973. E, G, and K series presses have reciprocating beds. M series presses have rigid beds and strongly resemble SP series Vandercooks. To add or correct data, please use the Contact Form. Please select column header to sort table.

ModelS/NOwnerLocationNotes   
15 GP3507Excelsior PressUSA NJ Frenchtown
15 GP3510Loyola UniversityUSA LA New Orleans
15 GP3597PrivateUSA KS Overland ParkEbay 03/2015
15 GP3599Ed RettigUSA OR Corvallis
15 GP3740Out of Sorts PressUSA KS Wichita
15 GP3967Alamo PrintingUSA TX San AntonioEbay 05/2012
15 GP4074U. of MichiganUSA MI Ann Arbor
15 GP4794Visual Arts Center of RichmondUSA VA Richmond
15 KA3518PrivateUSA OR SalemBriar 05/2017
15 KA3419John Labovitz / Uphill Art FarmUSA WV Shanghai
15 KA3523Mark C. StrongUSA NM Taos1956, Original owner Humphrey Printing, Witchita Falls TX.
15 KA4220Old Timey PressUSA VA Richmond
15 KA4547The Press of Robert LoMascoloUSA NY Union Springs
15 KA4643Richard McCormackCanada AB LethbridgeRecond. by Letterpreservation
15 KA4686Swing Bridge PressUSA NE Omaha
15 KA5738Ed RettigUSA OR Corvallis
15 KP4766Extra Virgin PressUSA FL Miami
15 MA5146Royal CutUSA PA Lebanon
15 MA5228Route 3 PressUSA IA Anamosa
15 MA5338Kevin Martin/the PapertrailCanada ON New Dundee
15 MA5417Eugene Marino IIIUSA CT New Milford
15 MA5504unknownUSA OH AustinburgFor sale Briar Press 04/2010
15 MA5603Speakeasy PressUSA NC Dillsboro
15 MA5636U. of MissouriUSA MO Columbia
15 MA5773Brad VetterUSA KY Louisville
15 MA5895PrivateUSA OH Piquaebay 08/2017
15 MA5951Chair City Oral History Series and Community Art CenterUSA MA Gardner
15 MA5993U. of UtahUSA UT Salt Lake City
15 MA6000William (Bill) J. MurrayUSA GA AmericusPurchased in 1978 in Plains GA from Billy Carter.
15 MA6150Workhorse PrintmakersUSA TX Houston
15 MA6155Ladislav HankaUSA MI Kalamazoo
15 MA6589Dingbat PressUSA ID Driggs
15 MPDead Cat PressCanada NL Corner Brook
15 MP5016Flatbed SplendorUSA FL St Petersburg
15 MP5045Nantahala School for the ArtsUSA NC Bryson City
15 MP5143West Meadow PressCanada ON Clifford
15 MP5220Don Black LinecastingCanada ON TorontoFor sale
15 MP5239BlackHare StudioUSA TX Robinson
15 MP5315Andy FarkisUSA NC Asheville
15 MP5318Buzzworm StudiosUSA OR Portland
15 MP5491Brad Murph / Vertalee LetterpressUSA TX Austin1965
15 MP5567Matt KelseyUSA CA Saratoga
15 MP5587Denise BookwalterUSA FL Tallahassee
15 MP5588Hooligan PressCanada ON Toronto
15 MP5606Shooting Star PressUSA AR Little Rock
15 MP5723Number52 LetterpressCanada BC Langley
15 MP5772LordymercyUSA TN Nashville
15 MP5836Deirdre Thompson/Arts & Recreation LetterpressUSA OR Portland
15 MP5991BlackHare StudioUSA TX Robinson
15 MP5995Society of Northern Alberta PrintmakersCanada AB EdmontonPreviously owned by Pioneer Press
15 MP5996St Brigid PressUSA VA Afton
15 MP6007Nantahala School for the ArtsUSA NC Bryson City
15 MP6029Kent State UniversityUSA OH Kent
15 MP6094Shelter BooksUSA MA Orange
15 MP6133Elefant PressUSA TX Dallas
15 MP6232Dawson Print Shop at NSCAD UniversityCanada NS Halifax
15 MP6243unknownUSA DC WashingtonReported by Dave Seat
15 MP6461PrivateUSA GA Decatur
15 MPC6158Bainbridge Artisan Resource NetworkUSA WA Bainbridge
20 K4650City of Boston Graphic Arts / Printing PlantUSA MA BostonAuctioned 02/2011
20 KP4188Les Cheneaux Design & TypeUSA OH Bowling Green
20 KP4457Dingbat PressUSA ID Driggs
20 KP5465Texas A&M UniversityUSA TX Dallas
21 MPSycamore Creek PressUSA AZ Mesa
21 MP5655Tank Dive PressUSA GA Norcross
21 MP5667Jim HortonUSA MI Ann Arbor
21 MP5668Kennesaw State UniversityUSA GA Kennesaw
21 MP6742PrivateUSA CA ParadiseBriar 03/2017
1418 CC355Heavy ImpressionUSA NC JamestownBriar 09/2014
1418 CC356Dick HolmeUSA CA Van NuysFor sale 03/2010
1418 CC413LetterpreservationUSA IN Rising SunFor Sale 04/2016
1418 EFerrymead Printing SocietyNewZealand, Christchurch
1418 ERookeryUSA UT Salt Lake City
1418 EWillowdell PressUSA OH Toledo
1418 E424highbidswin.comUSA PA MyerstownFor sale 11/2015
1418 E439Genesse Art CenterUSA NY Rochester
1418 E650Brian StuparykUSA OH Loveland
1418 E1943Tabitha ConwellUSA OH Wooster
1418 E2498Towson UniversityUSA MD Towson
1414 E4176PrivateUSA MI HowellBriar 10/2016
1418 E4476Dave DonhueUSA MA Chicopee
1418 E4692U. of CaliforniaUSA CA Santa Barbara
1418 E5872Hellbendre PressUSA NC Celo
1418 E6065Utah State UniversityUSA UT Logan
1418 E6745LetterpreservationUSA IN Rising SunEbay 07/2010
1418 EZ4451Adam LeestmaUSA UT Logan
1425 E529Joe Public PressUSA WV Huntington
1425 E878Leland RowleyUSA UT Provo
1425 E1209Wolf Gap StudiosUSA WV Wardensville
1425 E5188SUNY OswegoUSA NY Oswego
1425 E5909International Printing MuseumUSA CA Carson
1528 K1127Boggs Graphic EquipmentUSA IN Goshen WireBidsWireBids 12/2014
1528 K1294Shelburne MuseumUSA VT Shelburne
1528 KA2237College for Creative StudiesUSA MI Detroit
1528 KAElmwood PressUSA San Jose
1528 KA1048Alex Joyce / Chauvenon PressUSA TN Nashville
1528 KA2045Isto PressCanada BC Powell River1950
1528 KA2228Mika FowlerUSA FL Tallahassee
1528 KA2242Everett Katigbak/ typochondriac.comUSA CA San FranciscoRecond Hicks Bros.
1528 KA4166Mamas in the Laundry Room PressUSA IA Des Moines
1528 KPU. of Toledo / Aureole PressUSA OH Toledo
1528 KPWillowdell PressUSA OH Toledo
1528 KP1204PrivateUSA VA Richmond
1528 KP2487Ralph MilnerUSA GA Atlanta
1528 KP2913Fox & Found PressCanada BC Vancouver
2028 KARevolution LetterpressUSA TN Knoxville
2028 KA1132Lee Arts CenterUSA VA Arlington
2028 KP974U. of TennesseeUSA TN Knoxville
unknownAtelier CirculaireCanada QC Montreal
unknownBeautiful AngleUSA WA Tacoma
unknownBrad TeareUSA UT Providence
unknownBrigham Young University-- IdahoUSA ID Rexburg
unknownCornell UniversityUSA NY Ithaca
unknownCowan and TetleyCanada BC Cumberland
unknownLennis MooreUSA IA Mt. Pleasant
unknownMesa CollegeUSA CA San Diego
unknownNikki McClureUSA WA Olympia
unknkownConrad RossUSA AL Auburn
unknownSyracuse UniversityUSA NY Syracuse
unknownTwo PigletsUSA CA Monrovia

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