Does anyone need a new bed plate?

I am about to have replacement bed plates made up for both of my Vandercook 320Gs and my #3 and will have enough of the .050″ cold rolled steel to make one extra bed plate.  Would anyone like to buy one for either of these presses?  The price will be fair.  Contact me for details.

Daniel Morris
The Arm Letterpress
Brooklyn, NY

Does anyone need a new bed plate?

4 thoughts on “Does anyone need a new bed plate?

  • August 26, 2007 at 11:17 am
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    Mary,
    Once I find out the price I will get back to you. The machinist owes me a favor so it shouldn’t break the bank.

    Daniel Morris
    The Arm Letterpress
    Brooklyn, NY

  • August 26, 2007 at 11:16 am
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    Hey Meg,
    I spoke to Dan a while back about the #4 which he passed on to the Dreyfus shop. I visited AS220 the last time I was passing through Providence with a Vandercook in the back of the van. The Japanther boys and I had some mighty good burritos downstairs. I am really glad to hear that you are getting the print studio opened up. I am sure it will see a bit of action.
    Just so you know, the Vandercook #4 you have doesn’t use a galley thickness bed plate. I think it may be a photopolymer plate base that you are looking for. I would suggest Boxcar press for one of those and for your press I’d recommend the 13×19 base. If you order one you may want to consider having them cut it in half. Doing so will allow you to lock up a plate and some type at the same time.

    Daniel Morris
    The Arm Letterpress
    Brooklyn, NY

  • August 25, 2007 at 3:07 pm
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    Hey Daniel,
    I am a part of a community printshop that is just getting off the ground in providence, RI – we are set to open on sept 7 with letterpress and silkscreening. We have a Vandercook proof press that just got up and running, but we are in desperate need for a bed plate, and new-made is out of our budget. As another community shop, i would love to come by The Arm anyways, and see how you run.
    please let me know if the base is still available and what kind of price you are looking for. thanks!
    Meg Turner
    Dreyfus printshop, AS220
    messmateprints@gmail.com

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