13x18 windmill impression setting

Hey guys,

Ive started letterpress recently and im finding i need to put alot of pressure (around 15 on the impression lever) i just wanted to hear from someone a bit more experienced if this is normal ?


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I have a 10x15, not 13x18, so the mechanism might be slightly different, but that sounds like you have a broken shear collar.

if you have 1mm as tympan packing zero should be enough for kiss impression

Is 15 even an option!? I don’t think I’ve ever gone beyond 2.


Well my impression lever goes up to anout 20/25. I have replaced my shear pin dennis and still the same issue, if it even is one ?