10x15 Heidelberg Windmill Platen Press
for sale or rent
This press can be seen running at the Excelsior Press - or on TV!
This 10x15 Heidelberg Windmill Platen Press was in daily operation until the owner sold his building and retired. Then he brought this press - and a hand-fed Colt's Armory press, along with a Linotype, Intertype and Ludlow, to The Excelsior Press.
We have a similar Windmill which has been running reliably for over 30 years, as well as a number of other presses in the shop which handle all of our presswork quite well. We finally decided that we really don't need to have two Windmills for our work.
And besides, we need the space for our new Ludlow...
Barry ran this press for some twenty years. Now it's time for you...
The press is in good shape and is in operation in our our shop now. It comes complete with the original Heidelberg 208-220 volt electric motor and switch, some "reasonably good" - and really quite usable - rollers, as well as spare rollers, tools, adapters, a die-cutting jacket and other parts you will need to put this press right to work...
a pretty much complete tool rack
and a very full parts drawer, with nickel & brass guides, LOTS of new guide pins, spare roller bearings, all sorts of clips pieces and a lifetime supply of feed bar suckers
We also have operator's and parts manuals.
Ready to move, easily accessible on ground level
and available in New Jersey for $4500
Heidelberg Press rental history:
TVM Production's "White Collar" for USA Networks
Bolted to its skid, ready to load for its trip to "the set"
and it's chance to achieve TV stardom...
(note the wide base of the skid beneath the press. Don't try to move a press like this unless you first build a wide base and bolt the press to it using 1/2" bolts.
Here's Alan with the Windmill on the set - in a cold warehouse at the Brooklyn Navy Yard. The press made quite a hit among the crew. Of course, most had never seen - or heard - anything like it.
My job for the day was to run up and turn on the press and get it feeding when the director said "presses on", then run back behind the cameras just before she called for "action".
Alan the printer, with Bronwen Hughes, director of USA Networks' new show "White Collar"...
updates on "White Collar" - by Jeff Eastin - due to premier by end of summer
New series will star Matthew Bomer, Tim DeKay
USA Network Orders White Collar To Series
See White Collar Trailer
Letterpress Rental. Here's the place to rent a printing press as a prop for your tv series or movie.
We also rent smaller presses for stage plays.
contact Excelsior Press regarding rental or purchase of this press.
page last updated 1/22/2009