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February 2018

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We have 28 old wooden typecases. They are all the same in dimensions and layout and have until recently been in constant use.
The dimensions of the cases are 830 x 370mm and the largest compartment is 60 x 140mm. Sizes approximate. We are looking to sell them on for £28 per case and will sell individually or job lot. I can email photos if requested.
Postage to UK only.

Contact: Andrew Mattison, Accrington, Lancashire

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Vandercook Universal III rise and fall bed
Universal III Vandercook with rise and fall bed. Lovely condition. Good working order.
Max sheet size 18.75 inches x 28 inches. Floor space 2 ft 1 inch x 6 foot 7 inches. Weight 1800lbs. Free delivery and installation in England and Wales and parts of Scotland. Free shipping to your nearest port overseas. We can also deliver to your door. This press is easy to use with motorised ink rollers and impression drum. Any trial. Can be seen working and can be tested. £9,000 + VAT including delivery. Phone, Rod +44 01453 766716

Contact: Rod Shaw, Stroud, Gloucestershire
2 Sprint Cottages, The Vatch, Slad, Stroud, Gloucestershire GL6 7JY

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Furnival & Co, of Reddish & London, Express Guillotine (c1900?) for sale. 26inch (66cm) cutting width, overall blade length 36 inches (91.5cm), hand operated by handle. Two blades. Overall size approx 150 x 190cm, photos and plan available. Regularly used by same owner for over 25 years. Retirement sale, £500.00.

Contact: David Guest, Totnes, Devon

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Hi i am looking for letterpress dies in 12pt new, looking for approx 5 sets ( of 120 pieces) in English, font spartan or similar they are for hot foil printing.

Contact: Mark at Rosette components supplies, Rugeley

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At present a very small print studio based in central Somerset is on the look out for large (double height) type cabinets – as room is an issue we have the need for vertical stacking. Work on the new print space (Studio B) is progressing but awaiting the dry season (if we every have one here in the UK) before we start to pour concrete and lay bricks etc. Once complete the studio will offer print classes and open access, coupled with print as part of an occupational therapy program – Drop me a line if you have anything or any equipment leads – Many thanks

Contact: Carl Middleton, Milverton

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We are desperately in need of 6x 9″ x 13″ Galley Trays for our printmaking dept. If you have any or know of any that are available for a reasonable price please be in touch.

Contact: Andrew, Winchester, Hampshire

December 2017


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Heidelberg Platen 10 x 15 original foiling attachment.
I am missing my special chase, heated mount, heaters and thermostat.
Is there anyone in UK or europe that I can vuew their kit to be able to make similar items.
If anyone has any of the item to sell please contact me.



Contact: Heidelberg Platen T foiling Unit, Northampton
Phil Eldridge 07973 217504

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A truly beautiful Arab letterpress, treadle type, looking for a new owner. Also a full original cabinet of type – also in great condition. The machine moves well and photos are available. Buyer collects – swiftly if possible. Reasonable offers considered –

Contact: Judith, St Ives Cornwall

November 2017


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We are small independent design and letterpress studio (Pressink) based in Bratislava Slovakia. We are currently looking for proof press – ideally Korrex, Vandercook or FAG Standard. We are open to any offers anywhere in the UK or elsewhere.

We are very keen to find one – so if you know about anything please let us know.

Best, Kristina

Contact: Kristina Uhrakova, Slovakia

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Adana Shop,
Fully Renovated Adana 8×5 printers by the experts with a choice of colour

£695.00 inc. a starter kit

Contact: Stuart Foster, Bridgewater, Somerset

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I am advertising a Peerless No. 1 printing press, Cropper, Charlton & Co Ltd, for sale.

After purchasing a house, a friend of mine, found this printing press in the garage. Unfortunately he doesn`t know if the machine is in full working order, but I do have pictures I can send of it.

The press seems to have been lying in the garage for a few years and needs a good clean. There are a few wooden trays of type.

Contact: Hazel Ross, Glasgow


September 2017


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I am looking for a furniture rack with furniture for my letterpress studio.

Contact: Lulu Macvee, Eyemouth, Scotland

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Vandercook 4 flatbed proofing press.

Originally obtained as a project of restoration as I miss working with print machinery.

The machine is in working order apart from the parts taken off for restoration work, these are all present and correct with the machine.
I rescued the press from a customer of mine that used it to proof his images after acid etching.
I have a few of the original manuals to accompany the machine.
Reason for sale is a new addition to the family (no.3) does not leave me a great deal of time to complete what I originally had in mind.

I would like to see the machine go to a good home and be given a second life that it deserves.


Contact: Matthew Roberts, Northamptonshire

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Albion Press (early 19th Century) Cope, London 14 x 18 ¾ inches

I have not yet been able to fully establish the provenance of this very unusual press. James Mosely has commented:

“The Albion Press about which you write is indeed interesting. Its mechanism is very similar to that of the very earliest surviving presses made by Cope, and it has the three bolts for attaching the platen that relates it to what may be the earliest dated press, apparently of 1822, which is now at the Printing Museum of the Toppan Company in Tokyo.

That press was of course referred to briefly in the article by Reynolds Stone in his article on the Albion Press which was published in No. 2 of the Journal of the Printing Historical Society, which was reprinted separately by the Society not long ago.

The form of the cast staple is not known to me at all. The legs remind me of an illustration of an Albion press that I have seen and cannot quite think where. If it comes to me, I will tell you.

All in all, it does seem to me a very interesting survival and of some  historical importance. I am sure that it would be worth preserving, especially if the job of conservation were undertaken by someone skilledand scrupulous enough to record the various paint layers.”

More information – http://papermoulds.typepad.com/files/albion-details-08.08.2017—uncompressed.pdf

Contact: Simon Green, Maidstone

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2 rule cutters and about 15 chases. Photos available. Free for collection but only if you take it all.

Contact: Simon Green, Maidstone

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1970 Korrex Nurnberg flat bed proof press in exceptional condition. Single phase 240V ink motor. We can convert to 110V for USA. Print area 38cm x 50cm. Prints perfectly.
Delivery, installation and tuition included in UK within 250 miles of GL6. Free delivery overseas. We can also deliver to your address overseas. £6,995 Call Rod on +44 01453 766716 or email: info@nonpareilpress.co.uk

Contact: Rod Shaw, Gloucestershire
01453 766716 info@nonpareilpress.co.uk www.beyondletterpress.weebly.com


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Hello Letterpress Enthusiasts,
I was printing bits and pieces for my own satisfaction on small presses until three years ago, when illness intervened. Fortunately, I am well on the road to recovery. A few weeks ago I wandered into my garage and opened a tin of ink…anyone reading this will know what happened next. So off came the dust sheets and I began working on getting a Cropperette into action again. I would welcome any advice, photos or drawings that might exist. I am short of a chase(s), and I will need a new roller. Should anyone know where I might find such items I will be obliged. I’m also looking for 14 pt and 18pt Baskerville (M169) fonts. Not easy requests I know. But where is there a better site to ask ?


Contact: John Tittley, Hereford, Herefordshire.