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A History of pressXchange

About us

pressXchange launched in October 2000 by print industry professional John Roadnight. In February 2007 it was bought by Haymarket Media ­Group and repurchased by Roadnight in 2014 following Haymarket’s decision to focus its resources into other areas and markets.

In 2015 pressXchange merged with its very successful competitor PressCity.  The sites still operate independently, serving rather different sectors of the market, but sharing the advanced technology offered by the extensopro CRM system. is one of the largest worldwide online communities for the print sector and is the market leader for the promotion of used printing, bindery and graphics equipment.  We are independent, not linked to any machinery dealer or other supplier to the trade, so we can be trusted to serve the interests of our members and advertisers. 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.

The core of the website is our huge database of pre-owned and secondhand printing machines for sale. This sector is valued at more than $8bn a year. It is truly international, but business was previously 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.

For 16 years we have been 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.

We have an enthusiastic team dedicated to developing our site and to making it a global portal for our industry.  We are investing heavily in a major project which will make pressXchange the go-to site for our 170,000 registered users, where they will source paper, inks, chemicals, software, new machinery and a whole range of  graphic arts related services.

Philosophy will continue 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 have built an exceptionally well qualified audience. Using the site is free of charge, and we provide 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 an independent 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 to measure it.

The Future

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.


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