to say that I am very impressed with this press and promise 100%
This thing prints as well as my 10x15. I am very, very impressed. I'm
sure you will be pleased.
I just locked up this engraving as a quick and easy test, put on a
fresh packing, (hard base sheet, two oiled sheets, one sheet 20# bond
and one sheet 9# onionskin), inked up with some green ink.* and voila!
* (It took exactly 50 pulls on the lever to fully
spread the ink on the table.)
I am very pleased with the inking, the impression, the overall
operation and condition of adjustment.
The bales snap open and closed easily. The press motion is smooth. The
ink table striker cam has been adjusted so that the table rotates
smoothly at least two teeth per stroke. Impression is even and firm.
Inking is efficient and smooth. Rollers and trucks fitted firmly. Ink
rollers rotate down the form with no binding or slurring, providing
excellent inking. All in all, this is a great press. I hate to part
with it, but we need the money and neither my 9x13 Gordon to the left
or my 10x15 C&P behind it to the right require pulling a lever over
and over again...
But the lever pull is smooth and sure. The impression is strong. It
feels good to me.
This press has not been repainted, and it still carries some ink and
solvent stains from its earlier days in service, as well as small
amounts of surface rust that has not been removed, but it works well
and prints well and is ready to go to work as soon as it comes out of
and gets a form, some ink and some paper.
New, fitted ink rollers and a box of enough packing supplies for 50
jobs included. (Packing supplies include hard base boards, oiled
sheets, 20# bond and 9# onionskin, all cut to fit the Pilot
LEFT SIDE VIEW
VIEW OF BACK
RIGHT SIDE VIEW
(Note: Visible rust on tympan bales has been removed, frisket arm and
shaft have cleaned and reinstalled..)
DIMENSIONS: 14"x32"x18", can be shipped in a stackable wooden crate.
Weight: 200# (press) + ~20# (crate)