Fully rebuilt Showcard Sign / Proof Presses, 7x11, A, and B

Fully rebuilt Showcard Sign / Proof Presses currently available for sale. Very heavy-duty small presses (made for Showcard by Vandercook), these include bed grippers and can also be supplied with an ink plate.

I have several models currently available, rebuilt and ready to ship. I also have a couple that are awaiting rebuilding and I can provide custom paint colors if desired. Those ready for shipment include model “A”, model “B” and “7 x 11” presses. I also have a “B” Special model, plus large size presses as well, up to 30” x 45”.

Presses are fully reconditioned, including new roller and carriage bearings, cleaned and polished bed, new bed pins, new paint, new bed plate and are supplied with type bars (not pictured) and can be supplied with an ink plate. Roller is reground or recovered if needed and entire unit is adjusted for type-high with the bed plate, or galley height without. The rebuilt presses are as close to factory new and will print flawlessly.

Specifications from Showcard allow a print area of 15” x 23” on the “B”, 12” x 15” on the “A”, and 7” x 11” on the 7 x 11 but area is slightly larger on all and overlength sheets may be printed — can use the bars with grooved type or may be locked up within the outer frame using quoins and furniture — great for use with a small press chases…can be used as a galley proof press with bed plate removed. This is a very versatile press and bed plate can be packed underneath or rollers adjusted to vary the impression if needed.

I am also able to remove the typeholder system and can supply a heavier “dead bar” at no charge to increase the print area if desired.

Asking $995 for the 7x11, $1,795 for the “A” and $1,995 or best reasonable offer for the “B”. Shipping is not included. I am, however, glad to ship worldwide. I can make all shipping arrangements for buyer at discount. Please contact me if interested in the press or if you have further questions.

I also have a variety of other presses, including Vandercook, Challenge, Nolan, Poco and C&P Pilots as well as grooved type and small platen presses.

Thanks for looking!

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