Universal III press restoration…

As time permits, I have been working to restore two Vandercook Universal III presses (#25942 and #27123) which I bought from a printing equipment dealer on the west coast and had freighted to me here in Brooklyn. I have been hounding poor Fritz with numerous questions and parts inquiries and thought it might be better …

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SP-15 inking issues

[Some comments in response to this post concern repair of the Adjustable Bed on Universal I -PM] I have what seems to be an older model SP-15. It looks exactly like the photos of Vivian Leung’s SP-15, which I have swiped from Briar Press and posted below. It only has four grippers, and the roller …

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Carriage Adjustments on SP15 to limit lateral movement

At the Mass Art Press (Massachusetts College of Art), we have two SP15s. Both have what seems to be significant lateral movement in the carriage. When the carriage is rolled beyond the feedboard over the bed, the carriage can be wiggled toward and away from the operator by…oh…lets say 24-36 pts.. I’m assuming this is …

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Welcome

Paul Moxon and I kicked around the idea of doing a blog for Vandercook presses when he visited me in Silverton earlier this summer. I can hand set type, but the computer work is beyond me, so Paul has done all the work to set this up. We want to limit discussion to Vandercook primarily …

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