The Press-A-Penny Advantage
When we started business in 2001 we had no intentions of making our own machine. We first bought the presses of two other manufacturers. Those presses did not last; they were unreliable; they broke down frequently; parts were hard to come by – in one case impossible to get. In fact we lost locations because the machines needed to be fixed so regularly and sites worried about customer dissatisfaction. We learned our lesson. We knew we had to make our own machine.
True value is much more than price alone. Value is a function of reliability, longevity, customer-appeal, and price. Press-A-Penny offers the best value, and you will quickly discover that Press-A-Penny is the most profitable. Many of our current customers previously owned cheaper machines and were very dissatisfied with them. At Press-A-Penny we are completely confident that you will receive the best value with our machines because only Press-A-Penny can provide the following advantages.
Our pressing dies are made from hardened tool steel unlike the competition who use only an alloy steel. Our dies will never wear out regardless of how many presses they do. Because they are so hard, if a steel slug ever makes its way into the machine, the die will not be ruined. These pressing dies are among the most expensive part of our machines but other companies try to save money in this area. Yet their customers will not be saving money when they have to buy a replacement die.
Unmatched Engraving Detail
People are always commenting on the quality of the penny designs on our machines. Because we actually engrave our dies, the smallest of details can be transferred to the die itself and results in a finished souvenir that most other machines will not come close to.
All of our machines are hand-cranked and there is a reason for it. Users want the experience of cranking out their own pennies. It’s a big part of what prompts them to put their money in the machine and use it. Placed next to an electric motor driven machine, our machine will outperform it every time… by significant margins!
Heavily Built for Commercial Use
All of the components in our machine are built to stand the test of time and the everyday uses and abuses seen by any public use machine. We operate these machines ourselves and have designed it for the absolute minimum of service requirements.
Our Unmatched 5 year Warranty
Simply put, because of the quality of our machines we can back up our talk with action in offering an unmatched 5 year warranty on our equipment. View Warranty Here »
Rigidity – The Key to Consistent Presses
The rigidity of our pressing tool is unmatched by any of our competition. What does this mean? It means you’ll get a consistent sized souvenir each time. Pennies have changed throughout the years in their metallic composition resulting in varying hardness of the coins. Today, pennies are mostly composed of zinc, a soft material. These are relatively easy to roll out. Older pennies with more copper in them are significantly harder and will cause most machines to roll out a thicker, shorter penny. If your pressing tool is not rigid, you’ll end up with extra long pressed pennies for some vintages, and pennies that are too short for the older harder coins. Our tool is the most rigid on the market and absolutely minimizes these variations for a consistent finished souvenir each time regardless of the vintage of the penny.
4 Images = More Revenue
Anyone in the penny press business knows that the more penny designs you can offer on a machine, the more purchases you will get. There are companies out there that still only offer 1 or 2 penny designs on their machines in an effort to save costs. Although these machines are cheaper to buy initially, they under-perform, relative to a 4 design machine, for the rest of its useful life.
Our unique see-through cabinet and mirror back panel allow the user to appreciate the mechanics of the machine more than any other. Let’s face it, a majority of the users of these machines use them because of the interest level in seeing it work, and actually doing it yourself. There is definitely a ‘curiosity’ factor involved in a lot of the purchases, and we cater to that element by allowing the customer to see every last detail of the process.