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Vandercook No.05 Large Format Proof Press For Sale

No. 05 Hand Galley Proof Press in excellent condition. Great large format printer includes inking assembly that can take a fairly large sheet: 14 3/4” x 28”. Perfect for the artistic minded printmaker. The carriage is a push operation with new rollers added in 2006. Great storage below the printer and work space above the …

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Lubricant for 05 impression cylinder shaft bearing?

Quoting from sheet 108 of the sparse Vandercook 05 proof press manual sheets: – SAE 20 motor oil is recommended for all moving parts. – Ball bearings X-2688 and X-2698 are packed in grease and require no further attention. I’ve not had a chance to disassemble and investigate the carriage assembly thoroughly enough to get …

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Durometer spec for Vandercook 05 impression cylinder?

I’m getting the impression cylinder recovered on my 05 proof press and am hoping to find the original Vandercook specification for the durometer on the Vulcanized rubber coating. Mine is probably still sporting the original rubber which is very hard and not very pliable at the moment. I heard durometer 70 somewhere… Can anyone provide …

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