Signpress Sign / Proof Press, 14 x 24, Excellent Condition

Excellent condition Signpress Sign / Proof Press. Made by Dick Blick, Inc. and similar to the Line-o-Scribe and Showcard, this press includes bed grippers and an adjustable impression system.

Although not a cast iron unit, it is incredibly portable and excellent for taking to schools or fairs or workshops. The carriage can also be removed very easily for transport or storage.

Unit has moderate use and does come with a couple of type bars (not pictured) and gridded bed and adjustable “dead bar” to allow for use of shorter bars as well. These are marketed also as “magnetic” sign presses so that bars can be mounted anywhere on the bed. I can source magnets if interested.
Overall form area can use the bars with grooved type or may be locked up within the outer frame using quoins and furniture — may also use a larger size chase set into the bed.

The press appears to have been cared for and is not rebuilt or repainted. However, I did thoroughly clean and deglaze the rubber roller and polished the bed. This traverses fine and all adjustments are smooth, grippers move easily. There is a paint blemish on the end of the bed near the nameplate, and some of the paint on the grippers seems to be a little rough. This will not effect performance.

Asking $995, plus shipping. I can make all packing and shipping arrangements for buyer; unit can ship via UPS or FedEx.

I also have a 30” x 44” that is of the same vintage with a power inker and new rollers as well. It is a beautiful machine for large posters. I further have a couple Showcards, Vandercook table top presses, Nolan and Challenge table-top presses, a Poco and a Potter press.

Please contact me if interested in the press or if you have further questions. Thanks for looking!

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