One of the things that I really wanted to do when starting this blog was to digitize small offset press operator’s manuals and resource materials and make them available for download on this site. There are limited resources for small offset press repair and operator’s manuals, especially for free. Having access to such materials can sometimes mean the difference between a press that continues to run and produce good work and one that remains forgotten, buried in the corner of a shop, or worse yet- scrapped.
And now it’s been five years. Yes, I have converted a handful of manuals to PDF, but haven’t yet found a tidy way in which to share them. For now I’ll post new blogs about manuals as I acquire them and have a chance to convert them to PDF files.
If you see any that you’re interested in, drop me a note by email and I’ll see if I can send one to you.
I’d like to build the number and variety of PDF documents and am always on the lookout for small offset press manuals, resource books, and ephemera.
This American Type Founders Chief 15 Instruction Manual is from 1966. Email me if you'd like to see it.