3 thoughts on “Universal 1 cleanup “doctor blade”

  1. thomas gravemaker - April 9, 2020

    As Fritz Klinke informed me a few years ago, he hasn’t got any more original blades left and suggested me to make one myself. Which I did. I took the wash up unit apart and put the blade with its metal holder on a flat surface. With the aid of a thin flat screwdriver, I prised open the metal holder, ever so slightly. Go carefully as it’s welded in a few places. With pliers I managed to pull the blade out. Cut myself a new blade from 1 mm polyester sheet that I bought in the Art Supply store and inserted that in the slot. Gently squeezed everything together again and presto, it works!

  2. SFPrinter - March 11, 2020

    We also have a Heidelberg KS Cylinder press, the wash up blade for this press works great on our Universal III.

  3. Eric Holub - January 20, 2020

    You need to contact NA Graphics about this. They can’t list every Vandercook part in stock, but they are THE source.

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