Heidelberg SRDW Perfecting Rotary Press

Manufacturer: Heidelberg Maschinenfanrik AG, Heidelberg, Germany

Y.O.M: 1969

Serial No.: 600094

Size: 25.25" x 35"

Restored: 2020

Spurred by the success of the K cylinder presses, Heidelberg decided to develop a much larger format that would accommodate A4 16-pp perfecting work - all in 1-pass. At Drupa 1967, Heidelberg introduced the SRDW, loosely translated to "fast rotary perfecting press" with a Spiess Feeder. Our research indicates less than 126 were made between 1967 and 1973; when it was quietly put to rest. Finally, after years of searching, our museum procured one parked in a Berlin bookbindery.

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