Howdy, I recently acquired a Reprex #1 press that we are trying to get in running shape. I’m searching for a few Reprex one parts: Lock up bar or deadline bar, the larger trip handle (like a lollipop)that is on the back side of the press and the paper side guide that goes on the feed bar. [...]
Archive for the Reprex Category
Searching for Reprex #1 parts - Posted March 3, 2012
Reprex #2 - Posted September 1, 2011
I’ve been doing some printing on my newly acquired Reprex #2. At a glace the Reprex #2 looks similar to a Vandercook SP-15 in size and shape. Then when you get close you start noticing the differences. A large lever protrudes from the backside of the press. When putting the press in trip one must [...]
Reprex Inking System Question - Posted March 27, 2011
Hello Vanderblog, I went to look at a Reprex proof press today. It hasn’t been used in about 20 years and it’s pretty dirty, there’s an oily goo all over the ink drum and the bed of the press, but it seems in pretty good mechanical condition. I’m considering buying it but have some questions [...]
Reprex Wiring - Posted August 25, 2010
I have a Reprex proof press with old, burned out wiring that needs to be replaced. Can any old electrician do this, or does it need to be someone familiar with presses? Thanks for any input or insight you may have.
Reprex ll-No impression? - Posted July 11, 2008
A couple of months back, I took off the gear racks, one side at a time and cleaned off 40 years of ink, grime and paper dust. All are back on in exactly the same position and tightened down with hex head screws. Nothing was dis-assembled from the roller carriage. Now, when the carriage in [...]
Edward J. Nolan - Posted May 27, 2008
Edward J. Nolan (1907-1983) was an RIT-trained engineer who founded both the Nolan Corporation, maker of Nolan proof presses, and later the United States Forge and Foundry Co., the maker of Reprex proof presses. The Nolan Corp., based in Rome NY, made composing room and bindery equipment for the newspaper industry. They also built food [...]
Manufacturing date of Reprex Presses - Posted May 26, 2008
Most of the owners of a Reprex Press have said they can’t find any serial numbers. But if you want to know when yours was made, the date is stamped on the press. The month, year, and day are stamped on the top near the end of the backside rail. See attached photo. I hope [...]
Reprex not releasing paper! - Posted October 22, 2007
I know there are a few of you with Reprex presses. Our press has stop releasing the paper at the end of the impression. It is hitting the release spring and the bumper. Even doing it 2 or 3 times doesn’t matter. The schematics and instructions are minimal help. Anyone have a solution?
Other Brands - Posted September 23, 2007
As a result of publicizing the gains of the Vandercook census, owners of other brands of cylinder proof presses have volunteered their data and have also alerted me to the existence of additional owners. In particular the “Asbern”:http://vandercookpress.info/vanderblog/asbern/ and “Challenge”:http://vandercookpress.info/vanderblog/challenge/ censuses have begun to take shape.
Reprex Redux - Posted January 1, 2007
I was recently contacted by the daughter of Edward Nolan, the manufacturer of both Nolan and Reprex proof presses. She provided me with photos and press clippings on her father’s enterprises, which allowed me to update my notes on these “Other Brands”:http://vandercookpress.info/other.html. See also my post “Reprex Once-over”:http://vandercookpress.info/vanderblog/?p=96. Nolan had a range of mechanical interests [...]
Reprex Once-over - Posted December 6, 2006
Scott Fisk, designer, educator and vanderblog consultant, just bought a Reprex, a 1960s era down-market flatbed cylinder proof press. Its overall condition is quite good and it should prove to be serviceable. Its mechanisms, however, may seem a bit peculiar to most Vandercook operators. For example the reservoir drum, while driven by a chain, also [...]