Miniature Heidelberg platens

I have heard, twice now, of people who have seen or knew of miniature Heidelberg Platens. They worked like a full size one, although I don’t think would take regular type. One of the people said in Germany new operators/apprentices were given one to assemble and keep. Can anyone confirm this? I would be interested to see photos of one if there are any around.

Graham in NZ

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Following on from the previous post, I have since visited the Heidelberg Printing Press factory in Germany, and seen a model one there, 1/5 scale, full working model.
So then I decided to build my own during the first lockdown here. It a 1/12 scale, part of a mini print shop I’m making.
I started on a guillotine this week, with NZ back in lockdown. It is based on an Ideal 525 model guillotine, the type a small/quick printer would have over here.

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Neat! But, he’d better watch how close he gets his nose to the press.


is that Gumby’s Uncle? Very Cool.

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Only 4 fingers, not a good sign