Rejafix 1MD

I am trying to identify an old printing press that my husband had found a while back. It says on the press it’s a Rejafix Model 1MD. Although I have the model number and even the original instruction sheet, I can’t find any info online about this machine. According to the instruction sheet, it’s “For transfer (offset) printing and marking on to the surface of articles of almost any shape, size and description, whether made of bakelite (or other plastics), glass, wood, rubber, metal, etc. etc.”

It has all these rollers and little envelopes of color in a neat, wooden box. It also has a couple of smooth stones with it. I’ve uploaded photos to a photobucket album since the file size of each pic was too large. You can see the photos at this link:

Can anyone help us identify this?


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I had a rejafix at one time and I cannot tell by your pictures if it was the same. Mine was a small letterpress machine with a chase that faced down. (Look out for lockup below).
The ink roller went into the hooks and would pick up ink from the metal cylinder and travel across the chase inking the type and upon returning the type would impress the piece to be printed below it. There, clear as mud.

I hope this helps.


This does, indeed, look like what was marketed as a M1-AD.

The M1A was an offset printer and the D indicated that a particular machine was supplied with letterpress parts as well.

I will repeat here a post I made in another discussion thread:

Don’t know why, but this evening I did a Google search for “Rejafix” and found this site.

In 1972, I was hired by Popper & Sons, Inc as the Assistant Manager of their Marking Machinery Division (Department).

Popper, a manufacturer and distributor of medical products, headquartered in New Hyde Park, NY, had this smaller department which was the Sole U.S. distributor of the Rejafix line of marking and imprinting machines, supplies and ink.

Rejafix was located in Brentford, Middlesex, England on, I believe, Harlequin Avenue.

The U.S. Rejafix line, during my tenure, consisted:

1) The M1-AD and its motorized version, the Devon 10
These were offset printers that came equipped with parts to allow them to also do letterpress imprinting.

2) The Derby 560 which imprinted letterpress on cylindrical parts, fed from an automated hopper.

3) The K400, K600 and LP300 automatic feed letterpress imprinters which printed on folding cartons, card stock or labels. Often used for adding variable information to preprinted packaging. These machines, utilizing rubber printing plates, were among the first to allow in house printing of the (then) new UPC barcodes.

There were other models in the Rejafix line that were not part of the line presented by Popper. Of course there were other models that preceded my involvement. Some of those that I am aware of were: M2-AD (larger print area than the M1-AD), the 555 (rotary printer that was, I think, a silk screen unit),

In April of 1977, I left Popper to go into another industry. A short time later, Popper decided to devote its resources solely to the medical divisions. The Rejafix line, along with all U.S. inventory were transferred (sold, bartered, given?) to Eastern Marking Equipment also located on Long Island.

In 1982, I returned to Popper to, eventually, head the sales and marketing department of their medical products. On occassion, I ran across some of the Rejafix machines out in the field and handled the occassional phone call from old customers not aware of the changes in distribution.

I left Popper, this time for good, in 1995. Eventually, I became a NYC Mathematics Teacher and retired in 2010.

Additional things I know:

Popper and Sons was acquired in the last severa years and is now part of Cadence Scientific located in Virginia. There is no one at Cadence that has any history or knowledge of the Rejafix line.

Eastern Marking is still in business, Hempstead NY, but I do not know if they have any of the old inventory left.

I do not believe that Rejafix Ltd. still exists as a manufacturer of this type of equipment.

If any of the spare parts for these machines exist - - be careful of parts that deteriorate (rubber rollers, pads, etc.) as this stock may well be years (if not decades) old.

Inks that work with these machines may be available from many sources. We used to buy most of our inks from Rejafix but did source a couple of lines domestically.

One from General Printing Ink (Sun Chemical) that we called Glasstick and another, called ES-300, sourced from a company that I can no longer recall or find.

All in all, these were great little machines for their intended purposes. Alas, in general, there time has come and gone.