Vandercook Universal I

vandercook universal i

press nickname: Mine

year built: 1968

serial number: 27835

largest printable area: 14 x 20 inches

weight: 1,950 lbs.

impressions per hour: 360 max

hometown: Chicago, Illinois

distinguishing characteristics to this particular press: It has an automatic carriage and says “VanderCarrie” on it!

a few words from the printer who uses it: If you have large coverage areas, you have to ink up a lot because there’s no ink fountain. On large sheets with heavy impression, the paper tends to stretch out.

why we love this particular press: Because it can handle large forms and is less complicated to set up than the Heidelberg Cylinder presses.