where to buy roller, parts for sigwalt

I just bought a Sigwalt 6x9! Yay! I’m so excited to use it, but I know it needs new rollers and maybe other parts. Where is a good source for parts? I’m guessing they’d ship these small pieces anywhere, but I live in Southern California. Are any local places? Thanks!

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Rollers can be found on eBay - not cheap.

Other parts - Probably impossible to find. What parts are you missing? I often buy a junker press of the same size to use for parts. Again on eBay or here on Briar.


For new rollers: If you have roller cores, go to Adrian at Ramco, also in Southern California, to have your cores recovered (check the Briar Press Yellow Pages for contact info).

Post a list of the parts you need — the Sigwalt 6x9 is probably the second most popular tabletop press after the Kelsey line and it’s light years better. But if you need basic parts (ink disc, handle, etc) you will probably have trouble. Find a good photo of the press to compare. Does yours have a square base or a round one?


here are a couple photos of it

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Ramco Roller is in Southern CA, his rollers are excellent from what i hear, your press has a chase and the grippers look like they are there, i don’t really see anything missing. You should hook up with a printing museum, i think there is one in Carson City. A lot of old printers hang around and i’m sure you could find one to help you. Good Luck with your new to you press. Dick G.

It looks exactly like my Sigwalt Nonpareil, and I don’t see any missing parts except the rollers and trucks, and the grippers need adjusting. You have a chase and ink disc, often missing. I would get a set of low-durometer rubber rollers and delrin trucks (be sure the trucks and rollers are exactly the same diameter — I think 1-1/4 inches, maybe 1-1/2) and get to printing. I made my cores, 5/16 inch drill rod. It’s a sweet press and you can print 1/4 at a time of a sheet that’s 12x18 inches. Be careful trying to print deep impression on a large area, though — you could break the handle. Good luck!


Wonderful. I have been over to the museum in Carson. I’ll definitely make some new friends! Thanks for all your help!

Kalyse, i’m pretty close to you and would be glad to help you, i’m about a 1 and 1/2 hours drive away, simply hop on a plane to Boston and rent a car and i’m just a 1 and 1/2 hours drive south. Good Luck Dick G.

ha ha! Thanks! I’m sure I could use some help, but I’m guessing you’d just be in it for the lovely weather.