Marianne Dages

No. 4 Uneven Inking on Rider Rollers

Hello all, I’m trying to troubleshoot an inking problem on my Vandercook No. 4, Serial No. 14509. I’m finding that my rider rollers (the small steel rollers front and back) are not getting inked evenly. (See image, the front rider roller is not completely inking towards the right side) When I roll the cylinder down …

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Aligning Vandercook No. 4 Cylinder Carriage

Hello Vanderblog, I am working on getting my recently acquired No. 4 (Serial No. 14509) working and have a couple of questions about how to go about removing the cylinder carriage and getting the gears to line up correctly again. To give you a little backstory, as far as I know, this press belonged to …

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Universal I back rubber roller and gear backwards?

I was using a friend’s Universal I press today when I noticed I was getting a lot of slurring and that the rollers weren’t rotating at all when I was printing or tripping. They were dragging across the surface of the plate without rotating. I looked up the manual and am wondering now if the …

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