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Press for Solarplate?

About have my new darkroom finished and am getting ready to move my etching press into a near by area.
A question though. What size and what brand of presses are people using for printing the poly plates? The reason I ask is that my press was given to me because it was in storage, heavy to move (1500 lbs), the owner had access to another press and last but not least the 30x60inch metal press bed had been stolen.
So, I'm wondering if moving, buying a new bed and in general resurrecting this older large press ( Charles Brand) I think, or trying to buy a new press is better. The prices for presses are all over the place from the least expensive Richardson (dick blick) press on up to the bigger and heavy duty ones.

Any input would be appreciated.


Robert N.