Re: Vandercook SP15 question
I'd suggest leaving it alone. Some very renown printers prefer the
manual inking. I learned on one of them myself and while I don't have
one, I think they are preferable in regard to controlling the inking.
A bit slower in operation but if you are looking for speed in
production printing, the Vandercook is the wrong type of press in the
--- In PPLetterpress@yahoogroups.com, "dragonflypaperpress"
>the manual inking system. I
> Sorry I wasn't clear. I meant to see if it's possible to motorize
> definitely don't want to motorize the carriage travel. The pressisn't mine, its an
> organization that has asked me to see if it's possible.
> --- In PPLetterpress@yahoogroups.com, "splitflexi" <dempster@> wrote:
> > Jonathan Palmer wrote:
> > > Does anyone have any experience, assuming its
> > > possible, attaching a motor to a manual SP15. Any
> > > links, suggestions or help would be greatly
> > > appreciated
> > > Thanks
> > > Jon
> > When I read this I assumed you were talking about motorizing the
> > manual INKING on an SP15, but then read the first response which
> > referred to motorizing the carriage travel. So, which is it that you
> > want to do?
> > Not sure if either can be done simply or practically, although I've
> > thought about motorizing the hand-cranked inking system on my SP15
> > (hand-wheel on forward form roller, no ink drum reservoir). Decided it
> > would be overkill and not really a gain in productivity. I can run
> > enough paper through my press in an hour (100-150 sheets), by my own
> > power alone, for my admittedly modest needs. What are you trying to
> > achieve? Ease of operation, speed up production? Just my opinion, but
> > it seems like this model press already excels at the former, while the
> > latter may not really be appropriate in the first place.
> > Duncan Dempster
> > Honolulu, Hawaii