Here at Lost Heritage we are lucky enough to house 3 original Heidelbergs in our East Manchester former hat factory workshop.
Capable of multicolour work, die-cutting and hot foil blocking these simple yet powerful presses had the nickname ‘windmill’ due to their paper feed system using two rotating arms. Maximum speed of 5,000 impressions per hour had these presses producing stationery and leaflets for over fifty years. Nowadays we are using ours constantly and still the print is exquisite.
Used primarily for letterpress and foiling we also occasionally use then for a spot of diecutting.
Above: A few tools we use for in-house setup of printing blocks