I went to look at a Reprex proof press today. It hasn’t been used in about 20 years and it’s pretty dirty, there’s an oily goo all over the ink drum and the bed of the press, but it seems in pretty good mechanical condition. I’m considering buying it but have some questions about the inking system.
I’ve looked through all the Reprex images & manuals available on this blog and took them with me to help identify the press model.
The press I looked at has an open cabinet, is motorized, and has a foot pedal for the grippers. Unfortunately, I forgot to look at the date stamp.
This is the first Reprex I have ever seen in person, but in all the pictures of Reprex’s I looked at, there is a larger metal roller sitting above and between the rubber form rollers. This one has two rubber form rollers and on top of that, there are two metal rollers. There is a round bar above this that connects to a lever that lifts the rollers.
My question is, is there a metal roller missing from the inking system, or is this the way the way it should look?
Can anyone identify what model press this is?
Thank you, any advice would be appreciated.