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Gerald Lange
17 years ago


I have the manual up on the PPLetterpress site

in the Files/Reference/Vandercook section.

Because of its mass, this is only a temporary placement and will be removed at some point.

The PDF’s are large to capture the necessary detail.


Paul Moxon, Moderator
17 years ago

Gerald: Thanks for noticing my handy work. I wouldn’t call my workshop handout an operator’s manual, it’s more useful for those somewhat familiar with their press. Now in its sixth year, I still think of it as a work-in-progress. Much like the “website”: and blog.

Gerald Lange
17 years ago

Bosco Bob

Looks like Paul had to fix your cap key for you. Ah, the mark of a dedicated, and yet so unappreciated moderator. :—)

At any rate, I’ve got a No. 4 manual that I will gladly scan and give over to Paul for whatever future dissemination. Not that I am trying to cheat Fritz out of a few bucks but I do note that this is not available on the Boxcar site. Whatever. Someone let me know. At any rate I will not get around to it within the next week so go to Fritz if you need it right now. Also, and I hate to have to say this, somehow you found the right place but you are still not doing your homework. Paul has an operations instruction manual at his site. It is listed here on the side bar. Fameorshame.

Good luck


Paul Moxon, Moderator
17 years ago

Manuals can be purchased from NA Graphics:
Box 467
Silverton CO 81433-0467
“NA Graphics”:

Photopolymer plates may be purchased from:
“Boxcar Press”:

You may also want to join the “Photo Polymer List”:

And if you are new to letterpress, I encourage you to visit the very informative website: “Introduction To Letterpress Printing
In The 21st Century” at

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