Windmill for die cut... still a good option?

Discussion in 'Heidelberg Printing Presses' started by Pr0cess0r, Apr 15, 2019.

  1. Pr0cess0r

    Pr0cess0r Member

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    I think about getting a windmill 1015 to do die cutting and maybe craft business card. it look lime a cheap and reliable option. What do you think?
     
  2. CHOCK

    CHOCK Senior Member

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    Hi sir:
    Best Option .
    Do not doubt about the Windmill Heidelberg Very Strong and Reliable, spare parts+Service available too due the Extensive Network from Heidelberg, around the world.
    The best machine for die cut!
    Go ahead !!
    Blessing.
    superchock@yandex.com
    Mobile+WhatsApp:+505 8861 1441
     
  3. alibryan

    alibryan Senior Member

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    Windmills are a good choice and work okay as far as platen presses go. They're ideal not only for basic die-cutting, but for other things as well. They're also fairly easy to set up and use. But because of the way the press operates, they may not be the best choice for a platen press.

    Your best choice for a platen press is probably going to be a Kluge, or C&P type press. That's mostly because of the way that they operate, which delivers more pressure in terms of pounds per square inch. And also, due to the way that the die meets the platen, the pressure's going to be a little more even. This in turn makes them better suited for advanced die-cutting jobs, such as those that may require kiss-cutting, etc..
     
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  4. FFR428

    FFR428 Senior Member

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    Shop I work at had a old Windmill and few other Heidelberg presses. They did a lot of die cutting, numbering and letter press stuff back in the day. They sat idle for years until the bosses decided they had to go. Tried to sell, donate, then give away. Sadly no takers. They were all sold for scrap.
     
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