Hi everyone. I’m new to the forum, and new to letterpress as well. I’ve taken a couple classes, and have had the press in the pictures above for years. I’ve got tons of questions about maintenance, but I’ll start with
I have a Proof Press No.1, serial #7553 for sale. I am not sure how much it’s worth, so I’m more than happy to discuss and come up with a fair price. I can provide photos if interested. – Jules
In case anyone is interested and had not seen them. A no.1 http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vandercook-proof-press-No-1-stand-accessories-/320747732206?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item4aae0dfcee#ht_500wt_1297 And an SP-15 http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vandercook-SP-15-LETTERPRESS-proof-press-/110734059775?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item19c843a8ff#ht_9561wt_1282 I wonder what the going price will be on each.
I’ve located a small No. 1, but will need to move it over 1,000 miles. I’m wondering if anyone can tell me if I can temporarily disassemble it for transport. I just want to take it off its cabinet to
I have a No. 1 proof press, serial # 6327 that I picked up a while ago to print woodblock and linocuts on, plus I would love to do some small edition work, as I learn. Two questions- In reading
My recently acquired No. 1 proof press (#3639) is an older version sans grippers. The previous owner fashioned a hinged tympan on the bed which I believe was used for registration. He had taped on makeready with gauge pins to
My father had this press in his studio. S/N 8774. He was a graphic designer and used the press for making type galley proofs for small ads. It’s been in storage for 15 years. I’d like to find a home/sell
This post is in response to a query on Letpress: Vandercook first issued serial numbers on presses in 1914. Until about 1925 they were located directly on the press bed at the right end midway between the lock up pins.
I’ve located another table top press in the san francisco area. I’ve looked it up in the models index and it appears to be the second generation with the grippers but it does not have the inking tray. He’s asking
I have just acquired the above press, and am looking for people who have experience using one. The serial number is 8596. I want to use it for printing invitations and other small pieces. This is a tabletop, hand-ink press