Re: [PPLetterpress] Chandler & Price to buy or not to buy? Advice NEEDED
- Thank you David for the info.
I have found that everything is more challenging than
I first imagine. There may be a masochistic streak in
I am sure that I cannot get the press for free and I
would hate to see it scrapped. I will post some photos
of it next week for everyone's opinion. If nothing
else you all may enjoy seeing the time capsule in this
--- "David S. Rose" <lists@...> wrote:
> There are a lot of questions that have to be
> asked first, starting with
> "what is your experience level, if any, with
> letterpress printing?" C&P's
> are nice presses, but rigging, moving, reassembling
> and learning how to work
> this one may be more of a challenge than you expect.
> The market for larger
> platen presses in general is highly dependent on
> supply and demand, and
> there really isn't much demand for an automatic feed
> C&P these days (hobby
> printers wouldn't use the Rice feeder, and
> production shops would probably
> go for a Heidelberg windmill or a motorized cylinder
> press). So if you add
> in the rigging costs for this particular press
> (which, depending on your
> location, and assuming that you'll have to hire
> professional riggers, could
> easily run $3,000 - $4,000), my guess is that a good
> price would be $0.
> Frankly, if you don't buy it, I doubt that anyone
> else will, and that means
> the owner will have to have it scrapped, possibly
> even paying someone to
> take it away.
> Let me suggest that you take a look at the
> Introduction to Letterpress
> Printing, for some background information on various
> press types and values.
> You can find the latest version at:
> Good luck!
> -David S. Rose
> Five Roses Press
> New York, NY
> > From: michaelmagnesi <michaelmagnesi@...>
> > Reply-To: <PPLetterpress@yahoogroups.com>
> > Date: Wed, 05 Oct 2005 20:51:55 -0000
> > To: <PPLetterpress@yahoogroups.com>
> > Subject: [PPLetterpress] Chandler & Price to buy
> or not to buy? Advice NEEDED
> > Hello All,
> > I have found a Chandler & Price letterpress in a
> basement that needs a
> > new home. All I can tell you at this point is that
> it has an automatic
> > feeder and a powder delivery system. I am going
> back to take a closer
> > look at it on Friday and was wondering if anyone
> out there can give me
> > some tips on what to look for before comitting to
> buying the press.
> > The press will need to be partially disassembled
> before it can be moved.
> > Are parts still available? Are these presses
> capable of high quality
> > work with a good operator? What is a good price
> range to offer the owner?
> > I intend to use it for light commercial work.
> > Thank you!
> > Michael
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