Re: Large format proof press available
- Don't know how much this will add to this: Mailanders are a fairly
respected press in the printmaking field, but I've never heard of one
designed for relief work (that might need to be checked out ?); the
presses I've seen were used for lithography. They usually trade at
quite a high value. A couple of printmaking acquaintances of mine have
Mailanders and one of them uses a large Vandercook for his relief work.
In that regard, I know that Takach has custom built large relief
cylinder presses in the very recent past. I was always sort of hoping
they would manufacture a smaller model for the letterpress crowd, say
a 17.5 inch. I'd be one of those folks camping out on the sidewalk
hoping to be the first in line to give them my money!
--- In PPLetterpress@yahoogroups.com, "Fritz Klinke" <nagraph@f...> wrote:
> A rather large proof press, with a bed size of 36 x72, is available in
> Indianapolis, Indiana. It was made in Germany by J. G. Mailander and
> what appears to be a model number of 260 70 on it and a date of
> Churchman is the contact for this press and he may not be able to
> many questions, but he will have digital photos available. Large
> presses like this one are rare and hard to find, but are ideal for
> poster and art work that the smaller presses can't handle. Dave's phone
> number is 317-849-5665 and believe it or not, his email address is
> churchmans@c... This press is in a building that is publicly owned
> and it has to be moved in about a month.