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& block printing & wood engraving (lino-prints, surface printing) & letterpress
Occassionally we hear of printing equipmwnt that is for sale, any item will appear here.
Equipment for sale:-
Surplus to requirements
Arab Platen Crown Folio press
Size of chase 15 x 10 inches ( 380 x 255mm) 2 available
3 rollers including roller stocks & bearer for third roller
No safety guard.
Treadle operated (no motor)
Spring & Plunger to hold chase on back platen
Brake attachment, not presently on press but available.
Length 45 inches ( front to back)
Width 35 inches
Height 50 inches
Weight approx 18 cwt
Presently stood on two wooden 3 x 2 planks
See photographs, click on any image for slideshow & larger image
This Arab has been under used for several years, perhaps once a year it was pushed into service for the annual Christmas card.
Purchased in 1983 from a local printer, moved twice, rollers replaced in 2011, one unused roller, see photographs.
Youtube video of the press in action below.
Any questions please do ask.
Buyer to dismantle and remove from Scarborough, North Yorkshire. UK.
Price £2250.00 on collection.
British Letterpress links below about Arab platen presses
Running an Arab
Taking an Arab apart
Printing Press refurbishment
With over 40 years of experience of working with platen presses we have the knowledge and knowhow to fully restore printing presses from the 19th century, especially the iron presses of Albions, Columbians, Cogger and Britannia.
Does your press need refurbishemnt, then please do contact us for an honest appraisal.
Occassionally we hear of printing presses that are for sale, do enqurie if you are looking for a particular press, we might be able to help.