I am wondering about the impression roller (I don’t know if this is the right name) on this press. I’ve noticed that mine is a bit damaged, with some traces of scoring. I am worried this might cause uneven impression.
Is this a roller that can be recovered or is this not a replaceable part?
I also have another question. The bearings and under rails seem like they were always kept greased up, I don’t know if this is the ideal practice, or I should clean up all the gunk and re-grease and re-oil. Right now the impression roller and bearings don’t travel really smooth. Would anyone recommend disassembling the impression system and cleaning it up? Or am I facing possible misalignments when I position it back on the press?
I am asking here because there isn’t much information available on this press apart from the tympan and frisket article.
I also have another question, now that I’ve mentioned the frisket and tympan. In the timeline section for the 03 is mentioned “register device with or without foot operated grippers”. Is there anyone who has in his possession or at least has seen this optional device? I’d like to know how it worked. It’d be very interesting for me to come up with something similar so that when I want to have something registered, I don’t have to use a tympan and frisket and sacrifice printable size.
Thanks everyone for your help.