Rainbow rollers (Universal III)

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  • December 16, 2017 at 11:45 am

    Remove the worm crescent for rainbow rolls all day long.
    – Lift the roller trip lever
    – Spin oscillator tube so it covers the worm gear
    – Use a 1/8″ hex key to loosen the set screw on the side of the tube
    – Use a medium flathead screwdriver to remove the crescent holder on the face of the tube
    – Push the tube way from the worm gear to expose and remove the worm crescent
    – Center the tube on the frame

    If needed, take this opportunity to clean the worm gear, crescent and crescent holder and internal threads for the holder on the tube.

  • December 15, 2017 at 6:19 pm

    Universal III is my press too.
    I have not taken anything out like you are asking about, but I have been able to do rainbow rolls without too much muddling. After my ink is set up with all the colors spread right, I just limit the amount of time the form roller/occillating roller assembly is down and engaged, and also turn off the press whenever I have to do something that requires much time. I lay the ink down on trip, lift up the assembly and do my print. Depending on your edition length this will work for a while. The more ink you add and have to spread out, the more it will blend.

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