Selling and moving presses in tandem with the education programme, is an important part of The Printing Museum's strategy of building the letterpress community in New Zealand. Moving presses is often the hardest and most expensive part, not to mention dangerous when not properly handled. So we try to help wherever possible.
The Printing Museum has been moving presses and machinery for over 30 years. We now have our own special dropdeck trailer that avoids the dangers of lifting—we have seen too many presses damaged by "professionals" over the years. With a capacity of 1.5t, we are able to roll on and roll off. This usually avoids the extra expense of cranes or forklifts at either end of the journey. We do several trips up and down both islands each year. For larger loads we hire a 6t curtainsider truck.
The trailer is available for hire or we can move your press or machinery for you at very competitive rates by spreading the costs. We take the utmost care but goods insurance is the responsibility of the owner.
Next Scheduled 2020 Return Trips from Wellington:
Early June: Dropdeck trailer delivery to Queenstown, Invercargill and return via Christchurch. Limited space available on the first leg, more on return.
Mid-June: Dropdeck trailer deliveries to Hawkes Bay and return through Fielding and Wanganui.
Late June: Dropdeck trailer deliveries to Hamilton, Tauranga (possibly), and Auckland. Collections from Helensville and Whangarei.
End of August: Dropdeck trailer delivery to Christchurch. Space available on return.
Mid-September: Tail-lift truck delivery to Auckland via Hawkes Bay and Tauranga. Collection from Silverdale. Space available.
Lewis Pass, South Island. Heidelberg Tiegel and Treadle Platen
Lake Taupo, North Island. Albion Press and Type Cabinet