Print your own Vandercook!

Happy Labor Day weekend everybody.

For those of you not in the know, Vandercook, the company that produced the flatbed cylinder presses we know and love today, turns 100 this month.  The very first model was premiered in September 1909. They were founded in 1909 – (why was I thinking September?) Regardless: in honor of that, we thought we’d offer up a little self-promotional bit we’ve had under our belt for a little while.

Weighing in at 1/2 oz, and with a footprint of 1 7/8″ x 5″ (not counting the feedboard) this SP20 boasts a maximum print area of 1 3/8″ x 2″.


for added miniature-ness, we're showcasing it on our 120 line wood type

Ideal for any studio, office, or car dashboard, this press is as portable as any you could hope for.

Feeling crazy? Print this file at 1370% and build yourself a full size Vandercook SP20. Vandercooks for EVERYBODY!
We’ve even included a tiny printed sheet of the form on the bed.

The legalese:
The Vandercook Logo is a registered trademark of NA Graphics and is used here strictly for authenticity.
This papercraft was designed by Kyle Van Horn for Baltimore Print Studios.
It is not for sale, ever, anywhere.
The internet is a big place. Play nice.

Here you go:

papercraft_SP20 EPS (right-click or control-click to download)
papercraft_SP20 PDF

Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

EDIT: I edited the files slightly to fix an issue I was having.  (More glue-tabs on the top, curved part.)


  1. Where can I buy a ream of 0000A size paper for this?

  2. I just made my miniature press and practically squealed with delight when it was finished.

    Thank you for fulfilling my dream of having my very own Vandy!

  3. She’s a little beaut!

  4. hilarious! i love it! Can’t wait to print it out…

  5. Thank you, I love it!

  6. What a wonderful, cool idea! I’m giving my Dad a new press for Christmas, thanks to you!
    Keep up the good work!

  7. Excellent!
    I’m looking for a matchbox Heidelberg Cylinder… if you know of any.

  8. We were considering doing that one next! (Seriously!!) – Could you send along reference photos and measurements? Let’s talk!

  9. pleiades press says:

    wOw… now i’ll finally be able to introduce another vandy into the print room.
    there’s just enough room to fit this one! thanks, this is “very” cute…….gotta go find me some nice grey paper.


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