Category Archives: Graphotype Safety

12 Steps to an impression – Action Sequence

We get questions all the time from people telling us that their Graphotype machine is not stamping characters or that the machine is hanging up.  Most of the time we can provide simple targeted items to look for and correct the problem in minutes.  Other times a machine has been adjusted “accidentally,” or someone has […]

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“Brakes”??? – NOT on a Graphotype Machine!

  We have fielded three phone calls this week alone from people saying that their Graphotype machine was not running correctly.   The common problem found in each incident was that the callers had cleaned their Graphotype with “Brake” cleaner, “Engine” cleaner and/or “Carburetor” cleaner. WHAT…?  Really…?  Are you kidding…? Graphotype machines are fine instruments of […]

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What is the proper lubricant for Graphotype Machines?

Black Gold, Texas Tea – Oil – Which is the right for me? The Addressograph Multigraph Company said the ONLY lubricant that should be used with Graphotype machines was DURO-VIS.  DURO-VIS was oil that was produced for and marked by the A-M Company up until their closure in the 1980’s. The official designation of this […]

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WD-40 and Graphotype Machines – NO, NO, NO, well maybe?

WD-40® is a great product and does have it’s place in every Graphotypist’s tool box but WD-40® is NOT to be used as a lubricant for Graphotype machines. I cannot tell you how many times I have heard people tell me  . . . I lubricated the whole machine . . . I used a […]

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