Re-covering Rollers 8 x 12 C&P

I need to have my rollers re-covered, in rubber. Other than NA Graphics, does anyone have a suggestion to have this done quickly & reliably? This is a first for me & my machine & I’m worried the trucks/roller ratio won’t match etc…

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Tarheel Roller does a good job, but I think they only cast in the middle of the month. NA Graphics doesn’t have any new rollers? I’ve also heard great things about Ramco Rollers.

Ramco Roller Products
241 W Allen Ave
San Dimas, CA 91773

W - 909-592-1002
C - 626-991-9022

Tarheel do great work, but if you are really in a hurry you can order new rubber rollers on new cores from American Printing Equipment & Supply.

Daniel Morris
The Arm Letterpress
Brooklyn, NY


Have you had luck with American? I ordered some Pilot rollers some time ago and they were oversized—and I tried them with 3 different sets of trucks (2 steel and 1 delrin). Always been a little hesitant to order again.

Prices are good, though.


Brad- my rollers from American for my C&P ended up not fitting any of my trucks and I haven’t gone back since- sticking to NA Graphics. Sorry to hear I’m not the only one who has had this issue.

Hi Brad,
I have used the American Printing Equip. rollers on four Pilots and one C&P 8x12. I notice their prices have gone up a lot. It used to be $90 for a set of Pilot rollers.

With their rollers it is necessary to use a bit of bearer tape, but I’ve always used some tape on my platen press bearers. I adjust it from job to job depending on the needs of the printing surface— a heavy form needs more roller pressure, a single line of small type needs very little.


thanks everyone! I’ll follow up with who I go with and how the rollers are.

Follow up: bought delrin trucks & new rubber rollers w/ cores from NA Graphics. Everything came within a week - and they’re great. H I G H L Y recommend. Also - new rollers make such a difference! They’re a big investment but worth your sanity :)

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I like my NA Graphics rollers, too. That company also was able to sell me some replacement rubber “tires” for some really old Morgan Expansion Trucks that came with my press.