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Heidelberg Kord 64 Video
Thanks for the video, Sorm. The KORD is an absolutely gorgeous machine and I hope to have one some day. Actually two--one to run in my shop and one to serve as a fully funtioning piece of 2.5 ton art in my living room. If my fiance will allow such a thing. The KORD is one of those rare and wonderful machines like the Ducati 996, whose form and functionality make it a work of art.
Hello to everyone here. I just found this forum a couple of days ago and this is my first post here. I am retired from the printing industry but I've run most of the small duplicators to the big Heidelberg SORSZ, SORKZ and SORDZ. But my favorite press by far is the KOR-series. It's the press I have most experience on (9 years total) and most of that time I spent on a KORS which is the 28" press - but essentially it's the same as the KORD. My favorite feature of the KOR-series is the way each sheet is curved onto the feedboard at the moment of registration, which stiffens the sheet. Brilliant! I realize that it's a carryover from the old Heidelberg letterpress machines.
I live in northern Arizona and I wish I knew how to find out where the Heidelberg installations are. I would love to run a KORD part-time just for the fun of it. There just aren't very many Heidelberg machines up here.
I ran both Kords and SBDs but the feedboard on the SBD was straight if I remember rightly
Yes the KORDs were largely based on the letterpress versions because at the time, it was at the changeover for a lot of firms from Letterpress to Offset Litho and Heidelberg believed it would aid in the training, that is they wouldn't have to learn a stream feeder as well as the different process
I liked the KORDs printing wise but the delivery was a nightmare due to the arse backwards delivery
The times I smashed the delivery up due to the crash fingers not working
Hmm, now that I think about it, I think you are right about the SBD having a straight feedboard. I had forgotten because it's been so many years since I've even seen an SBD letterpress. We used to have two of them on the floor of my college, where I learned the printing business. The SBD's were used to print our college newspaper, which was a weekly publication.
I know what you mean by "arse-backwards" delivery. It was always a very athletic feat to make my fine adjustments with the ink keys on one end of the press, and then run around to the OTHER end of the press to pull a sheet to see the results. The saving grace is that the KOR-series tends to be a very stable, easily-controlled press.
Glad I found this forum.
I need help where can I get Heidelberg kord 64 operations manual and parts book?
I hope someone could share with us the manual.
I have a manual somewhere.......i will have a look.
Freelance Heidelberg demonstrator
based in the UK.
you should see the KOR running in our shop. it's older than most the guys working there. banged. bruised. annoyingly loud and it seems like a little piece of it falls off every impression.
but the lovely thing about it is that we still use it for some 4 color press work and registration is still on the dot (if the operator is careful! hahahaha).
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