Printing Press [Heidelberg]

Maker and role
Heidelberger Druckmaschinen-Aktiengesellschaft, Manufacturer

Object detail

Accession number
Production period
Heidelberg printing press

Object label:

This is a Heidelberg automatic platen press once used by Wilson and Horton Ltd. It was able to print 1000 sheets of paper per hour and was in production from 1914 – 1976 without any major modification made. Following World War I the automatic platen press became extremely popular in the print industry due to its efficiency and Heidelberg’s strong marketing campaign. These German made presses are iconic for printing world-wide, as well as in New Zealand, and are very common in printing plants throughout 20th century.
Other name
Heidelberg platen
Credit Line
Heidelberger Druckmaschinen-Aktiengesellschaft. Printing Press [Heidelberg], 1978.385. The Museum of Transport and Technology (MOTAT).


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