The immediate postwar period saw the launch of the very last Adana flatbed, The Horizontal Quarto, a superb machine much used by art colleges and producers of short-run fine printing. Adana initially offered two versions of the press, the first having a fixed ink plate and the second a revolving ink disc. The fixed plate machine was phased out after 1957. The platen was modified around 1959 to achieve more even pressure but the basic mechanism had remained virtually unchanged from the launch of its ancestor, the Model 1A, in 1927. (Bob Richardson, The Adana Connection) More information about Donald Aspinall and his Adana presses can be found on the Adana Eight-Five page.