7085Re: [PPLetterpress] Rollers...?
- Dec 1, 2006The 10x15 Craftsman has 4 rollers. Both the hand-fed models and the
auto-feed models. We have them both... The addition of the lower double
roller bracket was one of the improvements to give better inking on larger
forms over the standard 10x15 new series....
That being said, however, I can say that you can print just fine with just
a pair of rollers unless you are doing heavy coverage, large faces or large
solids. We run our 10x15 with Rice feeder with just a pair of rollers all
the time, but we are also just printing 8 to 12 lines of 12 or 14 point
type on the front of glassine envelopes, and we have a full fountain
attached to maintain ink levels evenly.
On the 10x15 hand fed, we have been printing the front and back of
booklets, where the back side is pretty full coverage of 3x8 inches with
some large bold faces, and to get really good inking, we do need to run
with all 4 rollers.
I would not try to run with just 3 rollers because the saddle brackets
would not support the single roller properly, and might snap from stress in
the operation of the press.... If you could find a set of single hooks
from a 10x15NS, they might fit the Craftsman to give you a single roller
- Lance Williams
Williams Stationery Co.
Camden, New York
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> Date: 12/1/2006 3:42:55 AM
> Subject: Re: [PPLetterpress] Rollers...?
> In a message dated 11/30/2006, londonbellman@... writes:
> For a 10x15 is it possible to print well with 3 rollers on the press
> 4? The reason I ask is American printing supply sells a set of threeeven
> though the press holds four. Why is this? I am guessing that three woulddo
> the trick if your are not running it with an auto feeder?oscillating
> Hi London,
> I have never seen a 10x15 C&P with four rollers unless one is an
> or vibrating roller riding above the top two rollers. A vibrating rollerinking, so
> adds more ink to the system and refills two of the rollers during the
> offers better coverage when the form is large.not.
> The 12x18 C&P Craftsman has four form rollers, but a normal 10x15 does
> The press can print fine even with only two rollers, but of course thatareas to be
> wouldn't be true for printing a large form or designs that need solid
> inked. It's also possible to get additional ink to the type by using theacross if
> throw-off lever to let the press ink more than once. Many ways to get
> you need to....
> Best wishes,
> Tom Parson
> Now It's Up To You Publications
> 157 S. Logan, Denver CO 80209
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