Hydraulic printing press has been used by local Amish community for 50 years
January 5, 2018
Alymer, Ontario - A hydraulic-powered printing press in rural Malahide Township, near Aylmer, just entered its 50th year of operation printing papers for a local Amish community.
It may not be long before the old machine is retired.
Housed by Paul Jantzi, the old press — made by Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG — is part of a now-archaic printing production involving an industrial-sized paper cutter, folding machine, and assembly line. The assembly line is used roughly once a month to compile a 20-page magazine, published through Pathway Publishers.
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