pressXchange launched in October 2000. It was acquired in February 2007 from its founder, print industry professional John Roadnight, by Haymarket Media Group – and repurchased by Roadnight in 2014 following Haymarket’s decision to focus its resources for growth and development into other areas and markets.
pressXchange.com is one of the largest worldwide online communities for the print sector and is the market leader for the promotion of used printing and graphics equipment.
The core of the website is our huge database of used machinery for sale. The industry in this sector is valued at more than $8bn a year. It is truly international, but business was limited by the inability of a buyer in one country or continent to source a seller in another. The Internet has changed that, and pressXchange is an instrument of that change.
By July 2002 we had clearly become the world's premier pre-owned graphic arts machinery web site, and the most effective international medium in this global industry. We have maintained that position with more users and more equipment sales than any of our competitors.
In October 2014 Haymarket sold pressXchange back to founder John Roadnight, and with a dedicated team is able to give the site the attention it deserves, and is embarking on a major project to overhaul the site and its services.
pressXchange.com pledges to carry the most comprehensive and up-to-date listing of used graphic arts machinery, offered both direct from printers and from many of the world's most reputable dealers.
In order to attract those listings, we recognise we need to build a exceptionally well qualified audience. To that end, we make no charge to visitors to our site for access to full information on the machines available and we give direct access to their owners; we take no commission from any seller.
We invest significantly in large-scale online marketing campaigns to attract thousands of new visitors every month, and we keep them coming back through the quality of the site and our on-going member-care program.
We are independent. We have no machines of our own to sell, so there is no danger of us or anyone else benefitting from your leads and enquiries.
We are an enabler, not a barrier, between buyer and seller. We keep the site up-to-date, responsive to our users’ needs and suggestions and constantly evolving, with new services added on a regular basis.
The result of all this is that machines sell quickly when listed on pressXchange. Leads generated through the site are of high quality, and we are always open and transparent about our audience figures, and we use a trusted third party service (Omniture) to measure it.
We are not complacent, and we are fully aware that we can only maintain our success if we provide you, our visitors and advertisers, with a useful and efficient site.
With a knowledgeable team dedicated to serving the print and related industries we are confident that our growth will continue, and that we will enhance the value of pressXchange both to our advertisers and users.