Newly PDF’d, a Ryobi 2700/2800 manual. The 2700 and 2800 are direct feed machines, very similar to format and operation of the classic AB Dick 360s.
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.
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, PLEASE EMAIL me a request. I’ll do what I can do to get you a copy.
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. I’d greatly appreciate any donations of materials, or loans of books if you’d like to help with this effort.