It's a cylinder press w/o gripper system registration on bed, ideal for letterpress, linocut and woodcut printing. A rubber blanket on the cylinder makes for a pronounced and crisp impression, which can be adjusted with additional paper, tympan or mylar sheets.
This press is extremely versatile due to its simplicity, rigidity and heft. 918 type height can be adjusted with galley tray or. Runs super smooth, great condition inking rollers. 10" x 24" bed size, 22 "x 48" floor space.
Ground level access with one step. Press is bolted to stand & comes off by removal of four bolts. Really easy to move, as the press can be separated from the stand easily, which makes it easier to transport, or even use as a tabletop press!!
Press can be viewed and demonstrated in Newburgh, NY. From the Vandercook sales brochure: These simple and compact presses are without equal for the rapid production of good proofs on any work within their size that does not need to be fed to grippers. Their practical utility has been established by their use in the greatest plants in the world... These presses have supplanted in progressive shops the slow and inefficient felt blanket galley proof presses.
The Vandercook Rigid Bed Roller Series Press is used to test monotype and linotype; it is used on large mailing lists; it will print heavy solids and halftones; it is used to make prints for photographic reproductions. An untrained boy is soon able to do a surprising amount of good work with this machine. Method of Operation The press has two ink plates, one at each end of the press. The press inks both ways of its travel and prints both ways, every motion counting.In the beginning of the operation the inking roller carriage is at one end of the press and the cylinder at the other. Put the galley on the press. One swift motion inks the form-the rollers coming to rest on the other ink plate under the cylinder.
Lay the sheet to be printed and give the handle on the cylinder a little pull. The work is done as though made ready and with much less expenditure of time and skill than is required for the taking of an ordinary proof. The item "Vandercook Roller Series No. 20 Cylinder Galley Press Letterpress proof press" is in sale since Friday, November 22, 2019. This item is in the category "Business & Industrial\Printing & Graphic Arts\Commercial Printing Essentials\Letter Presses & Die Cutters".
The seller is "hrtl" and is located in Newburgh, New York. This item can't be shipped, the buyer must pick up the item.