The AST46DS Explosion Proof Press
With a Risograph, a Xerox machine, a Vandercook letterpress proof press
, and silk-screening and binding stations, this is a publishing paradise.
Dick was a Proof Press
Operator at the Arrow Company in West Boylston where he worked for many years until he retired.
A printer since before World War II, Gordon maintains a collection of antique printing equipment that includes two operating Linotype typesetting machines, a 1920 cylinder proof press
and an antiquated hand press, plus several cabinets of type drawers chock full of old type.
The reference copy can come from a smaller proof press
or from an approved production copy for use at remote plants -- a USA Today page, for example.
The auction will feature print and bind equipment including a Perfector web press line, web and sheet fed presses, gravure proof press
, cylinder and roll plating and handling equipment, post and pre-press equipment, and twelve binding lines and bindery equipment.
The Little Joe Proof Press
is used to print small quantities of ink in the laboratory or press room for checking the color of ink before mixing up a full batch of ink or going to press.
Heaford, located in Manchester, England, manufactures the Narrow Web Drum Flexo Proof Press.
Apart from providing a contract proof for plate makers, the drum flexo proof press can be used by a printer to take disruptive on-press customer approvals offline.