Learning with Heidelberg

Recently I began to learn how to use Heidelbergs specifically the 10X15 and 13X18 windmills. I have found the crossover from C&P’s and Vandercooks very difficult. I have started to read the manuals but wanted to know if anyone has any advice for a newbie to Heidi….

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Hi Tori,
there was a book available from Heidelberg which is going far beyond the simple manuals. Unfortunately I have no idea in the moment if it was also published in english or if what is the title. The german title was “Winke fuer den Maschinenmeister”. There was one edition for each of the machines (OHT-Windmill - Cylinders and so on).
Maybe you could contact the Heidelberg people and ask if there was a translation.

All the best

my advice is, don’t lean in to it, and watch the arms. :)

I suppose anyone who have run a press, offset or manual fed platen presses can run this one in a heart bit. The main concern appears to be safety —you don’t want to get hurt, and also not damage the press. Take you time.

For those who never run a press before a instructor is needed.

I did a 5 year apprenticeship working on platens. It will take time to master the basics but it can be very rewarding.Hope you can learn off someone in the know

Depending on where you are located, we will be doing demonstrations and training on our equipment during an all-day Open House at Printers’ Hall in Mt. Pleasant, IA on Friday, September 19. We will star at 8:00 a.m. and break for supper at 5:30. We will be back from 7:00 to 10:00 p.m. I did say this was ALL DAY.

We have three Heidelberg Windmills, amongst all our other equipment, that can be “played” with. We have no set schedule or itinerary, just show up and let us know what you are interested in seeing/learning and we will try to accommodate everyone.

We will also be hosting the Midwest & Great Northern Printer’s Fair the following morning at the same location. See our listing in the Briar Press site under Events.