Movie Print Blocks


Way back in the olden days before computers made printing up flyers and advertisements a breeze, there were print blocks. As you can see in the photo it is a block of wood with a metal plate attached. This would be pressed onto an ink pad and stamped onto upcoming attractions flyers, newspaper ads, etc. For those of us old enough to remember, some theaters would offer a flyer that showed all the upcoming movies. There was no internet or Iphone apps for checking movie times. The recent posts about the movie Westworld reminded me that I had this little piece of movie history stashed away somewhere. I have had it for several years after finding it at a flea market. Here is what the print looks like on a piece of paper. I didn’t have an ink pad so a magic marker did the trick.



I love retro toys, television, movies and just about anything from the 70s and 80s.I frequent flea markets, thrift shops, garage sales and auctions hoping to nab my next pop culture trophy.

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