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
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
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)