Over the past month or so, the carriage on our Uni III has developed some hesitation from when you hit the green cycle button and when it actually begins moving down the bed. This morning it finally just stopped cycling, or
I have taken a break from printing (it’s been 4 years) and now I’m ready to get back into it. I took pretty copious notes, but for this issue, I can’t remember how to adjust or what the problem is
I’m not sure of the actual part name. See photo. It’s a bracket that goes on the bar that raises or lowers the rollers. I’m wondering if it should be loose or fixed? I thought there was a screw holding
We have successfully used mylar/acetate tympan on our SP-15s for years, but when we tried one on the Uni III, it keeps slipping. There could be multiple causes: 1. The mechanism for holding the tympan on the Uni II is
I recently picked up a Vandercook Universal I – very dirty but in generally good mechanical condition. Along with it came a bunch of parts (extra gripper bar, brass sheet guides, star wheels, etc.). There are 2 parts that I can’t
Anyone have experience using water based inks on a vandercook? I’ve used oil based for my prints for over 20 years now but am curious about water based mainly to speed up my dry times between colors. Ive ordered some
Hello printers, An alumnus has just donated a Vandercook to our university; after saying, “sure, we could use another”, I learned that it is a Universal II power carriage w/ adjustable bed and that owing to the weight of the
I need to adjust the roller height on our Universal III and am wondering if there is a trick to it. I was able to turn the knobs on the back rollers slightly, enough to get to a good height.
I was looking through my Universal 1 manual and found the Max Plate or Form Size to be 15″ x 22″. The website indicates this measurement to be 13″ x 22″. Needs correction I suppose on one or the other.
Hello: Almost 3 years ago I wrote with some questions regarding the motorization of a Universal III I had acquired without the motor. Paul and others had thoughts to share on the matter, (much thanks for this input to all
While cleaning our new Uni III, one of my students managed to get a rag caught in the drive cylinder gear. They wisely cut the motor off and unplugged the machine, but our attempts to The chain is very tight;
Ive had my Universal III for almost a year now and have been running some large editions on it. 99.9% of the time she runs perfectly, but occasionally upon returning to the feed table the carriage will slam home with