New poster, long time lurker.
So, we run a silkscreen shop in Columbia, SC call The Half and Half. I learned how to use C&P clamshells at school, and later traveled to Hatch Show Print to learn their Vandercooks. We want to expand our abilities to letterpress, and I have a lead on a few vandercooks, but I’m worried about getting it up stairs. We don’t have a freight elevator, and the stairs turn at the top. (pictures below).
Is there anyway to break down the press into a few large pieces to have movers get it up the stairs? We had our 1200lbs silkscreen press moved up there in 4 parts, and it has a footprint of about twice the size of the sp20. I’m fairly good at understanding mechanics, so I wouldn’t be completely lost in reassembling it after I’ve taken it apart, and I document thoroughly with pictures and notes along the way.
That being said, I was unable to find the weight of a sp20, but I’m guessing between 1200 and 1500 lbs.