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SP15 issue – uneven inking along length of bed

Not sure why I always run into issues when on deadlines…  Having an issue where I get an impression but there just isn’t any ink on the form and would love to hear any thoughts on what the problem/solution might be.  The uneven inking is happening for the length of the press bed. Was printing …

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Challenge 15MP been in storage for 40 years

I have recently lucked onto a Challenge 15MP that is lightly used and been stored in a dry building for 40 years.  It has some light surface rust but nothing that fine steel wool can’t take care of.  Everything moves and ball bearings seem to be fine. Here’s my question: can I adequately clean and …

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Aufzugstarke instruction plate missing to pack Soldan Proofmaster (UK Press)

Our refurbished Soldan Proofmaster is missing the plate for packing instruction, and I am trying to find the mm to be able to pack it correctly. The press is a UK press, as far as I know there is only 2 more presses available in this series, one is currently located in Somerset w Carl …

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Grafix Proof Press for Sale in Amsterdam

  Big unique good working automatic letterpress proofing press. Paper size 52×74 cm Printing size 52×72 cm Letter height 24.85 mm (Dutch height) Works on 380 Volt, weight is about 2.500 kilo. Starting bid is € 3000,– which is $ 3.500,– in US Dollars Frits van Vliet afwezig op woensdag Gyroscoopweg 21 A 1042 AC …

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A Wesel Down Under

This rare Wesel proof press, in Australia, has been brought to my attention by its owner Josh Dobija of Dobija Print World. It appears to be the “Self-feeding Self-Inking Web Proof Press,” made by F. Wesel Manufacturing Co., circa 1888-1903. Wesel was an early innovator of flatbed cylinder proof presses whose sophisticated equipment predated Vandercook. …

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Reprex No. 1 Questions

I have recently “acquired” a Reprex No. 1 Proof Press, and I say “acquired” because it’s as good as mine as long as I move it from it’s current location.  Does anyone have any particular advice/lessons learned about moving these things? Also, it’s not in a working order right now so I will be restoring …

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