NA Graphics

LETTERPRESS SUPPLES



Most items are currently in stock. We can handle most requests and usually ship within 24 hours.


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We carry more than 1,000 items for all your printing needs.



PLEASE READ--We are open for business as of September 30th. We recently received a large back order of Tympan. Some of the Tympan was back ordered clear to February, and we hope the supplier will be more reliable. We are shipping this week. Our suppliers are all still working and they are all over the country. We continue to have UPS and Post Office service. Remember that we do not charge your credit card until we actually ship your order. Rollers are still being made in one or two days with no slowdown and those orders have no delay. We are exercising all the restrictions while still staying open.

The UPS guy stops by daily and so does the FedEx person, and we see the occasional walker and car drive past. The bustling summer tourist season has been exceptional but will drop off as summer ends. Our train that has been our mainstay for so many years has run only two test trains and will not resume business this year. The 4th of July festivities were all cancelled and up to 25,000 people have descended on this town of 500 for that event. Some of our customers are taking on projects, especially their Vandercooks, now that they have time to work on them. So far into September and sharp increases of tourist travel, Silverton has maintained its relative freedom from Coronavirus. The locals maintain their distance from the tourists to a large extent. Our construction business has remained viable with work on the county court house, a high end hotel, and for our historical society.


We have gradually increased our stock. Some things like Kort Gauge Pins are no longer manufactured and the equipment has been disbursed. Butch Kort is 92 and it's time for him to retire.

Supply issues continue to be a problem as some products are no longer available. We do have adequate supplies of most sizes of tympan on hand. Rolls of tympan are now available. Don't count on anything being available in the future as we have in the past. Almost everyone in the letterpress supply business is past retirement age with few ready to take over. As we venture halfway into 2020, we are having a reasonable year.

One of our major wholesale suppliers, Lithco, is now shipping things like face masks and supplies for cleaning and sanitizing, along with a full line of printing supplies, mainly for offset. We can drop ship directly from them to you. If you are having trouble getting any graphic arts supplies, Lithco can furnish them through NA Graphics. The catalog does not list prices but call us for current pricing. They have a full catalog available online at: Lithco Catalog (PDF)

We prefer that orders be placed through this web site rather than phone calls. Handwritten notes with the wrong hand are sometimes hard to read, so help out your order--there is a place on the web site order form to write about special needs or questions.

Fritz Klinke




Bev Rich, Loren Lew, Rick Hunter, Casey Carroll, Fritz Klinke having lunch in our old restaurant, the Pickle Barrel, 2019. These are the folks who have been instrumental in my recovery. Loren is also my business partner for the past 45 years.




Fritz's House, an 1887-era Victorian, Winter 2018-2019. The winter was very cold with most nights below zero. Normally we would see the start of the summer season with the arrival of the first train on May 2nd full of tourists but not this year. The train has cancelled its summer season and thousands of people from Texas arriving by car have replaced them. Strange times indeed.