I’m pleased to announce that after many delays the third edition of my book Vandercook Presses is finally available. This edition is thoroughly revised with much new information. To learn more and to order, click here.
My 15-21 has a history of the carriage rollers and ball bearings seizing up now and then. This makes moving the carriage very difficult and printing impossible. The last attempt I made to loosen them up involved a vacuum jar
Hello! I’ve been trying to identify what this part is that fell off the press and find the home to reinstall it on the press. It was found on the right side of the press when looking up towards the
Hi Paul. We’ve just purchased a Vandercook #4 we think it was originally owned by University of MN Duluth, serial #9903. We removed the carriage for transportation and will be following your directions for reassembly! While it is off we’ve
Got a bad squeal on the SP-15. Can’t figure out where the noise is coming from. Suspect that the back roller core is defective and the bearer is not holding it correctly. I think we need a new roller/core. Anyway,
Revised. I’ve recently refurbished a No. 4. When the roller carriage is in contact with the ink drum (hence the form roller clutch is engaged), there’s an awful squeaking sound. The front rider roller does roll, and the oscillating roller
The drive belt on my Challenge MP-15 just broke. I found a link to buy a new one from Grainger, based on a link Paul had posted for an SP-15 (the specs seem correct, 18″ long, 1/5″ pitch, 90 teeth).
Big unique good working automatic letterpress proofing press. Paper size 52×74 cm Printing size 52×72 cm Letter height 24.85 mm (Dutch height) Works on 380 Volt, weight is about 2.500 kilo. Starting bid is € 3000,– which is $
The ink drum on my SP25 has started bouncing up and down at one end as soon as any slight pressure is applied, like when I lower the form rollers or when I wipe off the ink while the drum
I recently made some dollies for moving presses and type cabinets. They are designed to work with a toe jack, which is also shown in the pictures. Essentially you jack up the press onto pieces of 2×4s, going one level
We have this machine available, plus two other Universal 111’s. Main one was used up to about a year ago, another was for spares and the third was used as a cutting die station. I would like all three to
Hi all – I’m in the last stages of cleaning up my Vandercook and I did what I told myself I never would. I ended up with 4 bolts and 8 washers that I cannot for the life of me