Vandercook 4-T for Sale in Brooklyn, NY

I’ve closed up my letterpress studio after 10 years in business and have a wonderful, ready-to-print Vandercook 4-T to part with. I’ll consider any and all reasonable offers. Please be in touch with any questions: Details as follows:

The press is currently in my studio on Bergen Street in Brooklyn, NY. A bit below ground floor, but no stairs, and there is a freight elevator. It is mounted on a pallet so it can be easily moved with a forklift. I have movers I’d recommend!

Vandercook 4T Proofing Press • $13,000 or best offer
– Serial No. 16041 (manufactured 1953)
– Length: / Width: 6’6” x 2’2”
– Power: standard 110 volt plug (running a1/4 HP motor)
– Weight: 1100 lbs
– Bed: 15” x 35”
– Maximum sheet: 14 ¾” x 20” / Maximum form: 14” x 18”
– Same as the Vandercook 4, but used to pull transparency proofs of type on transparent acetate or glassine that could then be contacted to film for offset negatives. (Info from
– It’s in great shape and I’ve used it for tons of wedding invitation and greeting card work over the last several years.
– Rubber rollers were replaced about 5 years ago and are in great shape
– Related materials are included: all the wash-up parts that are not currently attached, lockup bar, quoins and keys, 9” x 12” standard relief Boxcar base, and more.
– Bed is type high, not adjustable
– Press has a paper delivery tray attached
– The press is mounted on a pallet, so it’s a breeze to move with a forklift.

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