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Takach Motorized Litho Press

Motor Driven Lithography Printing Press

Takach Motor Driven Litho Press
Takach Motor Driven Litho Press
"Needless to say, I am a firm believer and advocate of your products. We ordered our first litho press from Takach Press Corporation in 1976. That press is still in excellent and trouble-free condition after almost 22 years of heavy student use and abuse."

-Ken Hale,
Professor of Art,
University of Texas, Austin

20 Year Litho Press Warranty



Motor Driven Press MotorMotor:
DC Permanent magnet motor provides maximum performance.

International Requirements:
Motorized Drive Systems may be wired to meet international requirements.

Varri Speed Etching Press ControllerController:
Infinite bed speed control with constant torque from 0" to 4.25" per second.
High speed return switch returns the bed to the inking position at maximum speed.
All control switches are mounted conveniently on the operator's side of the press.
Dynamic braking increases braking performance.
Soft start acceleration control.

Limit Switch:
An adjustable bed position limit switch allows the operator complete control of the bed travel length.

Power Required (Most Models):
115 volts at 15 amps.
No costly rewiring is needed.
Common household current powers this system.

Other Features:
The DC system is 50% quieter than conventional AC drive systems.
The press bed may be operated at high speed in either direction.
Press bed speed may be varied at any point during the printing cycle to maximize performance.

Less Operator Fatigue:
Net result is increased production of prints.

Pneumatically Operated Litho Presses:
For information on our Pneumatically Operated Litho Presses, please contact us.

Floor Model Lithography Press Pressure SystemPressure System:
Our pressure system utilizes the finest quality hand machined parts, guaranteeing the printer the best mechanical advantage, ease of operation, and trouble free use. Features include 1" diameter hardened steel pins, custom machined connecting rods, piston and pressure cylinder, and permanently lubricated fiberglide bearings. The system will accommodate stones and plate backers ranging in thickness from .25" to 4.125".

Printing Press BearingPress Bed:
Three inch thick, staggered grain, hard rock maple wood is the core of our press bed. All wood sections are relief cut according to manufacturer's specifications to eliminate bed warp. Steel pins, 3/4" inch in diameter, connect bed sections. The top of the bed is covered with a neoprene rubber stone cushion. A galvanized steel cover is installed over the cushion which resists the chemicals used in the printing process and provides a durable working surface. Bed stops secure the moving press bed to the press frame. This feature is a must in today's safety conscious work environment. To eliminate uneven printing pressure and stone breakage, the bed is supported by independently adjustable precision ball bearings. This results in absolute parallelism between the bed and drive drum.

Frame Unit:
.188" wall steel tubing is bolted and welded for maximum strength. Metal Inert Gas (MIG) weld method is used. This provides the strongest and cleanest weld available. The lower frame unit may be fully disassembled if necessary.

Drive Drum:
Welded drum shaft, support baffles, and heavy wall drum stock are machined to precise specifications as a concentric unit. Maximum drum shaft support is achieved by two self-aligning ball bearing support units. All drums are nickel plated.

Bed Stops:
Secures the moving press bed to the press frame and allows full bed printability.

Floor Model Etching Press FinishFinish:
All press parts are protected by nickel plating, anodizing or high high durability powder coating. The powder coating is a custom metallic silver-vain. Custom color presses are available for an additional charge.


Model/Bed Size
Size Specifications
2648 3460 4072 4484 4896
Overall Length
(total operation space)
85" 122" 146" 170" 194"
Overall Width 46" 54" 60" 64" 68"
Overall Height
(top of yoke)
57" 57" 57" 57" 57"
Frame Length 81.5" 97.5" 121.5" 133.5" 157.5"
Frame Width 30" 38" 44" 48" 52"
Frame Height 30.5" 30.5" 30.5" 30.5" 30.5"
Bed Length 48" 60" 72" 84" 96"
Bed Width 25.5" 33.5" 39.5" 43.5" 47.5"
Bed Height 32" 32" 32" 32" 32"
Drum Length 25.5" 33.5" 39.5" 43.5" 47.5"
Drum Diameter 10.75" 10.75" 10.75" 10.75" 10.75"
Drum Shaft Diameter 2" 2" 2.25" 2.25" 2.5"
Drum Support Bearing Diameter 1.75" 1.75" 2.187" 2.187" 2.437"


Press Model
(Bed Size)
Vari-Speed Motorized Litho Press
(25 1/2" x 48")

Item # 0612648

(33 1/2" x 60")

Item # 0613460

(39 1/2" x 72")

Item # 0614072

(43 1/2" x 84")

Item # 0614484

(47 1/2" x 96")

Item # 0614896

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