Saroglia Proofing Press

Has anyone any experience with, information or links on the Saroglia Proofing Press. I can’t seem to find much online.


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Your post title makes reference to a table top platen. I can’t speak to that, but your text mentions proof presses. Among other printing equipment, Saroglia, an Italian manufacturer, made flatbed cylinder proof presses. It’s my understanding that some were imported into Canada in the 1960s by Sydney R. Stone, a graphic arts equipment dealer in Toronto. Stone added a nameplate and rebranded them “Canuck.” Saroglia is still in business, but no longer has records from this era. A few models have been reconditioned by Don Black Linecasting and by Letterpreservation.

Hello Paul - Yes it is a proofing press. Thanks for your reply and information.

Has anyone ever come across a manual? I have one of the ones reconditioned by Don Black and they lost track of theirs. I keep running into trip/print issues along with the oscillating rollers’ crescent getting damaged and seizing up. Any manuals or diagrams would be most helpful.