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Ding ding ... Round 2, what is it ?

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Ding ding ... Round 2, what is it ?

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fossil_digger Report This Comment
Date: August 05, 2007 06:35PM

jolly green giants busted ass 2 key xylophone?
Mrkim Report This Comment
Date: August 05, 2007 09:54PM

Yeah, yeah, that's it ! NOT smiling
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90130_ Report This Comment
Date: August 06, 2007 12:35AM

Carrier jet blast deflector?
Mrkim Report This Comment
Date: August 06, 2007 07:11AM

If they ever start launchin jets of the docks at print shops I guess this item might wind up bein used as a back up in that regard. 'Course since it's made outta wood I kinda see it as a one time useage thing for that purposesmiling
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90130_ Report This Comment
Date: August 07, 2007 12:29AM

Err, I was just joking. Ok, now what the fuck is it?
fossil_digger Report This Comment
Date: August 07, 2007 12:43AM

large scanner or printer
Mrkim Report This Comment
Date: August 07, 2007 01:10AM

Ok, TIME !!

It's a piece of equipment very basic to most print shops. It's a printing plate alignment punch. It's used to punch holes in the plates for alignment through the various processes nerd smiley

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woberto Report This Comment
Date: August 08, 2007 04:48AM

And they stopped making these in the 80's.
Dude, where are you finding all this old printing gear?
Got a little forgery going in the back shed?eye popping
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Mrkim Report This Comment
Date: August 08, 2007 09:56AM

Yeah, we got this piece in with a buncha stuff that came outta New Orleans after the hurricane. We usually stay completely outta the pre-press equipment simply because it all changes so quickly it's about like computer gear, in 1 yr it's totally antiquated.

Our specialty though is the Heidelberg (<-my absolute favorite !)/K&B/Johannisberg/Planetta cylinder presses, Kluges and folders/folder gluers along with a smattering of paper cutters, laminators, UV coaters and other finishing industry pieces. Then we also are the US distributor for the new clamshell platen presses like the foil stamper I posted too which we import from India and a friend of mines new small format UV coaters he builds .

BTW, the SBB cylinder press I posted a while back was another Katrina victim and when it came to us I drained out 9 gallons of water outta the gear box ! The roof was ripped off the shop it had been in and the building basically filled up like a box and left the poor machinery sittin in 2' of water !!!

Though I wonder when the market will eventually dry up on these old cylinder presses, eventhough most manufacturers stopped building them in the mid 70's there's no shortage of demand for them yet as converted die cutters.

With their quick set up times and excellent durability they remain in high demand especially when comparing their costs are between $20-80k depending on the model and condition while a new auto-platen machine has a buy in beginning at $250k and can go for as much as $1.5 million and .... requires make ready times of between 2 - 4 hrs makin short run work totally unfeasible compared to a cylinder presses 20-30 minute set ups winking
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woberto Report This Comment
Date: August 09, 2007 06:39PM

Cylinders and platens will never die but they are getting rather obscure.
A Jumbo HB Cylinder (26"x36"winking
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