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The Heidelberg Platen Press in action

€123.00 EUR

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The Heidleberg Platen Press was developed in the 1950's and became known as the 'Rolls Royce' of the print shop.

These machines still operate and are used in printing presses today. This printing press is also fully automatic and can produce up to 5,000 sheets per hour! The machine uses air suction to pick up and feed the paper into the press, which was a great improvement in health and safety as people no longer had to manually feed the machine. The suction system uses two arms; one lifting the paper from the stock while another draws paper that's just been printed away from the platen.

The hand model in the photo is of the late Alf McCormack, who was a retired printer.

(If you look closely, you will see A4 sized Proclamation of Ireland's being printed!).

This photograph was taken in the National Print Museum located in Dublin, Ireland.


Limited Edition of 75 (of A2 paper sized) black & white prints. Printed on Hahnemuhle Museum Etching 350gsm FineArt paper with LUCIA pigment inks, which combined have an age resistance of 80+ years, if kept out of direct UV light. 

Each Limited Edition print will come with a Certificate of Authenticity along with uniquely-coded holographic labels that are affixed to the back of your print and on the certificate. These are registered with a Art Registry.

The print is unframed, with a white border to facilitate framing.

Every Limited Edition print is numbered and signed by the artist, with the month and year when printed. All photographs are printed to order.


Prints are shipped rolled in an protective thick cardboard tube through registered post from Ireland. Registered post with An Post offers secure postage to over 200 destinations worldwide, online tracking, insurance and compensation.

[unregistered post is available on request prior to making your order, please email me]

All listed prices are inclusive of Taxes (VAT 23%). Postage is costed separately.