Registration on the No. 1

My recently acquired No. 1 proof press (#3639) is an older version sans grippers.

The previous owner fashioned a hinged tympan on the bed which I believe was used for registration. He had taped on makeready with gauge pins to the underside of this tympan at one point. However, the press has not been used in about 10 years so I found his system in some disrepair.

I would appreciate any feedback on registration methods for a No. 1 and/or if this hinged tympan system sounds reasonable. Thanks!

4 thoughts on “Registration on the No. 1

  1. Paul Sinclair - November 10, 2009

    Please post an update as to what you have found out. I too have a NO1 proof, and wonder how the frame keeps from hitting the inking plate on top?

  2. Dennis Peterson - August 27, 2009

    Thanks Thomas and Paul for pointing me in the right direction. I just skimmed the posts for now but it looks like there are a lot of good ideas out there.

  3. Paul Moxon, Moderator - August 27, 2009

    Yes, it’s the Briar Press discussion has some great information. However, Neil Giroux has shared his experience here:

  4. Thomas Hardjono - August 27, 2009


    Not sure if this can be of help, but there was a long discussion recently on Briar press about doing registration, friskets, etc etc on a Poco. Some of the ideas there might be applicable to your case:


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