In June 1953, the Adana Eight-Five was unveiled costing £16.80. There have been a total of three variants –
- Mk I: A two-part frame with each roller on an individual spring-loaded arm
- Mk. II: (c. early 1960s) A two-part frame with rollers held on a single, sprung T‑arm
- Mk. III: (c. early 1970s) A frame in one part with the single, sprung T‑arm
This press is probably the most popular amateur press in the UK. In addition there has been a hot foil version of the machine.