Help Identifying a Heidelberg Printer

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  1. Jacob Miller

    Jacob Miller New Member

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    Hello Everyone,

    Our print shop has an older Heidelberg we are preparing for sale, but we do not know how to identify the make/model of the press. It's been out of commission for about a decade and we would like to find it a good home. It still runs and was a solid machine in it's prime.

    Any veterans out there who can help us out in getting the make/model would be greatly appreciated.
    Resources to assist in pricing the machine as well would be helpful too. 20240214_144737.jpg 20240214_144800.jpg 20240214_144750.jpg 20240214_144851.jpg
     
  2. junker1984

    junker1984 Senior Member

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    Commonly known as a “Heidelberg Windmill”. Not much use for these machines any more, quite specialized applications, such as die cutting and scoring.
     
  3. Raf77

    Raf77 Senior Member

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    It's Heidelberg Platen. Can be converted to the hot foil stamp machine. We've got 2 of them.
     
  4. Jacob Miller

    Jacob Miller New Member

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    Thank you both for the fast identification. We inherited this machine with the business and we didn't know the exact make/model. I believe it was the first machine in our print shop before it was retired after the business went digital in the mid-late 2000's
     
  5. CHOCK

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    Hi sir; it is windmill model t= 10" x 15 ", yes you can convert to hot foil stamp.

    If you want to know the serial number, please see the support in the feeder, to the right or left, and you will see the model + serial machine, in the structure of machine,
     
  6. turbotom1052

    turbotom1052 Senior Member

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    There has been a whole bunch of innovations in the printing industry between the Windmill and the dawn of the digital age in printing, and have been a whole bunch since then. The Windmill as youve probably already figured out is just about indestructible. As mentioned in previous post it's now only used for things like numbering, scoring, perforating, and embossing. You will be hard pressed to find anyone actually printing with these things anymore, but if in good shape could be worth something to a select few buyers if your looking to get rid of it.
     
  7. Raf77

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    You can get quite decent money for it. There is plenty of uses of this machine. Converting to hot foil stamp as I've mentioned, use it for print some expensive business cards or wedding invitations etc. on handmade paper. These days people love that hand crafted bespoke things which make them unique:D
     
  8. CHOCK

    CHOCK Senior Member

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    Thank you Sir.

    Blessings
     
  9. Adil

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    the world of printing has been very well developed, this type of machine must be presented in museums because it is part of the beautiful history of the graphics chain and the field of printing
     
  10. Raf77

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    No time for the museum yet:D
    These machines are still in operation all around the world and still will be for another decades.
     

  11. NotAGooner

    NotAGooner Senior Member

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    This Heidelberg platen was my first ever printing press, my last one was a Heidelberg SM102 6 colour perfector and a load of different machines in between.
     
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