Printing Press [Heidelberg]
Maker and role
Heidelberger Druckmaschinen-Aktiengesellschaft, Manufacturer
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.