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Re: [BKARTS] Speedball press



I have one of these I purchased from Dick Blick.  I use it with my larger
rubber stamps.  The upper plate  swings freely on a threaded rod.  As you
lower it the plate levels onto the wooden back of the stamp and the action
of the lever gives even pressure.  Is your plate frozen in an off kilter?
Lee
----- Original Message -----
From: "Tom Bennick" <tbennic@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <BOOK_ARTS-L@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Friday, December 28, 2007 10:47 AM
Subject: Speedball press


> This question is probably more of a printmaking question than a book
> one.  I have done some searching in the Blair and other press sites
> but couldn't find anything.  I recently acquired a Speedball press
> that doesn't work very well.  It is cast iron, about 10 inches long
> and 6 1/2 inches wide.  It has a lever device to raise the top plate
> with a duel spring return.  It weighs about 10 pounds.  I tried to
> get into Speedball's site but was unable to do so.  The problem is
> that the top plate doesn't  move freely in a level manner.  It is
> tilted about 15 - 20 degrees.  Nothing I have tried will get the top
> plate to become level.  It is in good condition with very little
> rust.  I tried some silicone spray but did nothing  to loosen the
> action.  I would like to know more about this press and more
> importantly  how to get the top plate to retract and press down in a
> level manner.  I would like to use the press for small runs using my
> hand made paper.
>
> Thanks
>
> Tom
>
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