Friday, January 27, 2012


WNYBAC is excited to introduce the newest member of our printing family...

The Poco Proof Press No. 0 was made by Hacker Manufacturing Company in Chicago, Illinois sometime between 1912 and 1937.

The Poco press is designed for hand-inking
and producing quick and easy proofs. The bed moves, as opposed to the barrel rolling forward, as on most proof presses.

Poco No. 0 is the smallest of the Poco presses, with a 12" x 18" bed.
He weighs in at 210 lbs.

Huge thanks to Dick Ernst from Ernst Printing
for donating this amazing machine; we're happy to give it a second life!
Stop by WNYBAC and meet Poco!
12-6pm / Wednesdays-Saturdays

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Holidays at WNYBAC

The holiday season brought two of WNYBAC’s most exciting annual events, the Last Minute Panic Holiday Marketplace and our 2012 New Year’s Eve Gala and Fundraiser!

This year's Last Minute Panic Holiday Marketplace boasted over 25 vendors and brought hundreds of shoppers to downtown Buffalo to purchase beautiful, handmade, and locally produced gifts.

Shoppers filled their bellies with WNYBAC’s homemade spiced apple cider and desserts, excited to peruse all of the unique and skillfully made offerings, from trinkets and art prints to handmade books and cozy winter-wear.

The New Year’s Eve Gala and Fundraiser was also a great success! With some exciting last minute bidding wars between guests, a tasty sampling of Community Beer Works’ perfect porter, and the fantastic view of the ball dropping from the Electric Tower at midnight, this evening proved to be a memorable one.