Vandercook Universal SP-15

The sad day has come for me to sell my Vandercook SP-15, and I would love for it to go to a good home.

A little bit of history. I’ve owned the press for 10 years and it has been a huge part of my business journey. I was using it very regularly through 2018 up until I stopped doing wedding invitations. It has barely gotten any use since.
It had a full tune-up with Paul Moxon near the end of 2012.

I’m asking $11,000 - 13,000 - OBO
Would need to move it out of my Logan Square print shop.

It’s a really great press, and I’m so sad to see it go, which is why I’d love for it to go somewhere she will be well taken care of, loved and used on a more regular basis.

I’m not in a huge rush, but would love to pass her on in the next month or so

Serial Number: 22333 / 700 lbs

The SP15, notable for its lightweight design, is a member of the “Simple Precision” series. It was specifically designed to print repro proofs from metal type forms on specially formulated paper, which were then used to make photo-litho plates for offset printing. It was also used for laboratory testing of ink and paper. Unlike earlier Vandercook models, the impression cylinder is automatically in print mode when at the feed board, thus there is no movement of the eccentric during the forward carriage travel unless it is manually shifted into trip mode. The SP15 features the “quick change” rollers introduced with the Universal series. The gripper bar (simpler and lighter than earlier models) is the same style found on later Universals. Power ink distribution and an automatic wash up unit was standard, but a non-motorized variant, with a hand wheel mounted on the front form roller, was also available. Maximum form: 14¾ × 20″; maximum sheet: 14 × 18″.

contact: shayna(a)steelpetalpress(.)com

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