rejafix printers model 2ba

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i have 2 rejafix printers model 2ba are they rare and have they any dollar value

these 2 presses i have are identical as the model M2A featured in the museum home page does anyone know if they are worth anything as i wish to sell them

Did you ever find out any information about your Rejafix presses? I have one, too, and I can’t find any information about them online. I have a model 1MD. I did see that BriarPress has a couple of different models of the Rejafix in their museum section of the site. It only shows photos, though, no information about the press.

I’m continuing my search for information and will pass on anything that I find out.

Krista

Don’t know why, but this evening I did a Google search for “Rejafix” and found this site.

In 1972, I was hired by Popper & Sons, Inc as the Assistant Manager of their Marking Machinery Division (Department).

Popper, a manufacturer and distributor of medical products, headquartered in New Hyde Park, NY, had this smaller department which was the Sole U.S. distributor of the Rejafix line of marking and imprinting machines, supplies and ink.

Rejafix was located in Brentford, Middlesex, England on, I believe, Harlequin Avenue.

The U.S. Rejafix line, during my tenure, consisted:

1) The M1-AD and its motorized version, the Devon 10
These were offset printers that came equipped with parts to allow them to also do letterpress imprinting.

2) The Derby 560 which imprinted letterpress on cylindrical parts, fed from an automated hopper.

3) The K400, K600 and LP300 automatic feed letterpress imprinters which printed on folding cartons, card stock or labels. Often used for adding variable information to preprinted packaging. These machines, utilizing rubber printing plates, were among the first to allow in house printing of the (then) new UPC barcodes.

There were other models in the Rejafix line that were not part of the line presented by Popper. Of course there were other models that preceded my involvement. Some of those that I am aware of were: M2-AD (larger print area than the M1-AD), the 555 (rotary printer that was, I think, a silk screen unit),

In April of 1977, I left Popper to go into another industry. A short time later, Popper decided to devote its resources solely to the medical divisions. The Rejafix line, along with all U.S. inventory were transferred (sold, bartered, given?) to Eastern Marking Equipment also located on Long Island.

In 1982, I returned to Popper to, eventually, head the sales and marketing department of their medical products. On occassion, I ran across some of the Rejafix machines out in the field and handled the occassional phone call from old customers not aware of the changes in distribution.

I left Popper, this time for good, in 1995. Eventually, I became a NYC Mathematics Teacher and retired in 2010.

Additional things I know:

Popper and Sons was acquired in the last severa years and is now part of Cadence Scientific located in Virginia. There is no one at Cadence that has any history or knowledge of the Rejafix line.

Eastern Marking is still in business, Hempstead NY, but I do not know if they have any of the old inventory left.

I do not believe that Rejafix Ltd. still exists as a manufacturer of this type of equipment.

If any of the spare parts for these machines exist - - be careful of parts that deteriorate (rubber rollers, pads, etc.) as this stock may well be years (if not decades) old.

Inks that work with these machines may be available from many sources. We used to buy most of our inks from Rejafix but did source a couple of lines domestically.

One from General Printing Ink (Sun Chemical) that we called Glasstick and another, called ES-300, sourced from a company that I can no longer recall or find.

All in all, these were great little machines for their intended purposes. Alas, in general, there time has come and gone.

Like BwSheier, I also Google searched Rejafix, just 13 years later. Sorry for the delay. :) BwSheier is quite correct. The factory was in Harlequin Avenue in Brentford, a turning off of the A4 (Great West Road). I worked there for a while, around 1981/82 as a 16/17 year old. To be honest, I didn’t know a lot about the firm I was working for - one’s interest at that age tended to be solely focused on the Friday wage packet. I worked in the packing department at one end of the factory for a lady called Madge, with 3 or 4 others. I can tell you that they produced tubes of ink, because it was my job, on an unlucky day, to fill the tubes with a machine that had a wheel to turn. Horrible job - the ink stank and for some reason, there was one colour which always smelt far worse than the others (black possibly). I might be wrong, but I half recall the factory came under two banners, Rejafix and a name that escapes me. A sister company perhaps? Vague memories. Just woke up and wondered whatever became of Rejafix. :)

Just a note of appreciation for these late posts on topic- it is valuable to have any info archived for those who may search later.

Here in the Uk I too have a Rejafix, with the smallest print area you would believe. It has only a single roller, but quite a large ink drum. It will just about work normally as a letterpress machine, but the rubber impression plate is the clue to its normal use. Letterpress offset!. Special type or a block was printed onto the rubber pad. and then the delicate glass tube was rolled across the pad, and the image transferred, and then that was heated to fix the ink. As far as I know only one reverse typeface was available that that was interestingly Franklin Gothic a design of US origin.

There are a few pics here with the link to the manual. https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/albums/72157709901390031