I was operating my Vandercook 320 and all of the sudden, the metal rollers began rattling out of control either while in print or trip mode. The rollers are shaking about so much that they’ve even been tossed off of the rubber roller carriage at times. I’ve tried oiling the press, tightening screws, but nothing [...]
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Rattling Rollers - Posted January 25, 2013
A novel solution to incorrect form roller diameter - Posted December 30, 2012
I was recently trying to set the form (inking) roller height on an SP15 and found that I was unable to properly set the gear-driven one (nearer the impression drum). There was no way the back end (closer to the gear) could drop down far enough. I measured the rollers and found that, instead of [...]
SP-20 Inking issue - Posted December 8, 2012
Hello all, I’ve owned a Vandercook SP-20 since April of this year, and it’s been, to this point a beautiful machine. About a week ago, I started getting a strange issue that I have not been able to decipher, and is not covered in any of the books I have looked at. Here is what’s [...]
roller height on universal I - Posted June 26, 2012
i am still working on getting my new-to-me universal I refined and printing perfectly, and i’m having a hard time getting the ink roller height correct. i have a gauge to test, and if the vibrator is up / NOT in contact with the rollers, i can get the height correct, but the black knob [...]
Roller ID Help - Posted January 15, 2012
Anyone know what kind of roller this is for? http://katranpress.com/roller.jpg Some sort of older Vandercook. The face of the roller measures 14.875 inches wide. The cores are 20 inches wide. Many thanks.
Did RotaDyne REQUIRE you to fill out a W9 and Credit Application? - Posted December 8, 2011
We needed rollers on our Vandercook recovered and RotaDyne was kind enough to send a representative to check out the rollers, and take them with him to recover. However, shortly after, I got an email from RotaDyne with a Credit Application and W9 to fill out. Since the business is a sole proprietorship, I didn’t [...]
Need rollers for Challenge 1528 KP - Posted December 7, 2011
greetings all I am new to the forum, and was hoping someone could help me track down form rollers for a challenge proof press. My rollers were thrown out by a janitor (i had them off of my press so i could do some brayering) and it’s been difficult to track any down. i may [...]
Looking for SP-15 roller cores - Posted August 11, 2011
Hi everyone. First post here. I am looking for at least one SP-15 roller core. If anyone has any to spare that would like to sell, please let me know. Thank you very much in advance.
Vandercook 320G issues - Posted July 10, 2011
I’m in the thick of trying to get my Vandercook 320G up and running. This is different than other Vandercooks I’ve printed on for various reasons (it’s completely manual, the metal and rubber rollers are behind the cylinder, etc). I’ve encountered a couple of things so far that I’d love advice with if you have [...]
Is there an SP-15 specific full moon? - Posted July 7, 2011
We have a new (to us) SP-15, no manual, sadly. The front rubber roller adjustment knobs very suddenly stopped moving. At all. If it were one side or the other, that would be one thing, but they are both immobile, and they had been turning fine earlier in the day. I removed the roller, and [...]
Rollers - Posted June 14, 2011
I’m getting the rollers for my Universal I recovered and noticed when I was making a case for them, that one roller has got straight edges, the other slightly tapered edges. Is there any particular reason?
Rollers Universal I - Posted May 25, 2011
The rollers on my recently acquired press are in a bad state and I will have to get them re-covered. Any indication as to what kind of hardness of rubber I will have to ask for? Soft, hard, medium? Any advice is welcome.