I undertook the arduous task of adjusting the 6 cylinder carriage bearings on my SP15, after still experiencing uneven inking and impression with newly recovered rollers. Thanks especially to Gerald’s comprehensive “Adjusting Cylinder Carriage Bearings” article, without which I never
Quoting from sheet 108 of the sparse Vandercook 05 proof press manual sheets: – SAE 20 motor oil is recommended for all moving parts. – Ball bearings X-2688 and X-2698 are packed in grease and require no further attention. I’ve
I’m getting the impression cylinder recovered on my 05 proof press and am hoping to find the original Vandercook specification for the durometer on the Vulcanized rubber coating. Mine is probably still sporting the original rubber which is very hard
The previous owner of my SP15 left a small bag of spare parts in the cabinet, I post a photo below. The springs at top left are straightforward, the bottom left piece appears to be a damaged wiper spring, the
I’m hoping to clarify a few SP15 related mysteries. Apologies in advance for the multiple reference photos….
Would the type of graphite sold for bicycle chains be suitable for lubricating SP-15 gripper posts? But I was hoping to find it in a dispensable container, not pressurized in a can, to avoid a mess. Where’s a good spot
Can anyone tell me just how many pounds of pressure are exerted while printing on Vandercook flatbed presses (SP-15) or indeed other models such as C&P platens?
I have a badly corroded lock-up bar that I would like to free up. I see numerous good suggestions on how to remove rust, but considering the steel AND aluminum construction of this bar, any suggestions on a type of