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A vital part of your letterpress print workshop or art studio.
The “Rolls Royce of Platens” we are selling a beautifully newly restored hand fed letterpress platen.
Platen size 14.25 inches x 18.875 inches 36 cm x 48cm
New single phase motor fitted, original motor still working and comes with it.
The key feature of these machines is that they employ a ‘parallel platen’ approach. The platens are not hinged (like most other presses), but runs on rails in the vertical position. This ensures that impression is even over the face of the forme. Inking is by a rotating cylinder at the head of the machine — rather than an inking disk. The Autovic platen is the British made version of the Victoria Heavy Art Platen by Frank F. Pershke which were also made by Rockstroh-Werke AG of Heidenau — Germany. Forme Inking is by means of three rollers: two are in contact with then forme on the way ‘down’, and the third roller is engaged with the forme only on the way ‘up’. There are two additional rollers in the inking mechanism for ink distribution.
Shipping worldwide is included in the price to your nearest port. For an extra charge we can deliver to your kerbside.
I will deliver free in UK.
£5,300 no VAT (including delivery and installation)
Phone now on +44 01453 766716 or email me on [email protected].