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Printing Press Rigging

Printing Press Rigging

Years of Printing Press Rigging and Transport Experience

One of the most challenging aspects of setting up a printing facility is moving or installing new equipment. Considering the high cost of most modern printing presses and machinery, handling these valuable assets with care has never been more important.

Fortunately, the Murphy Rigging team has been providing this valuable service for decades. Our team of press rigging specialists has developed the experience and skills necessary to earn a reputation as expert printing press movers.

With the help of our team, you can guarantee a successful press rigging and relocation experience.

Printing Press Rigging

Printing Press Movers & Relocation Services 

Murphy Rigging is seasoned with experienced printing press movers and relocation specialists. Our team is well-versed in the handling of printing equipment and machinery.

Your printing equipment can be moved with care and expertise, whether the project requires moving through a crowded facility, through windows or narrow doorways, or in other tight spaces.

Our knowledgeable printing press rigging team can provide all of the relocation services you need, and help you determine the best plan for a safe and affordable press rigging and relocation project. Disassembly, relocation, and reassembly are all part of our specialized rigging services.

As veteran printing press movers, we are capable of moving even the largest presses and machinery thanks to our specialized moving equipment, which includes gantries, airbags, lifting jacks, forklifts, and cranes. You can move your press anywhere in the United States, either within the same facility or from one place to another.

The Role of Printing Press Rigging Services

The meticulous dismantling, transportation, and reassembly of printing presses are all part of the highly specialized process known as printing press rigging. These services are necessary to guarantee the safety of the equipment and its performance following the move, whether you are moving your printing press across short distances or within the same facility. These are some essential facets of their job:

Expertise and Accuracy

Printing presses are intricate pieces of equipment. Press rigging experts are trained to handle them with the utmost care, preventing any harm from occurring in the process.


When moving or installing printing machines, time is frequently of the essence. Rigging services put an emphasis on effectiveness and efficiency to save downtime and expedite the functionality of your printing press.

Risk Mitigation

Professionals in rigging assess possible hazards and create plans to reduce them. This includes backup measures in case there are unanticipated difficulties with the relocation.

Logistics Strategy

The optimal method for disassembly, transport, and reassembly is the specialty of rigging services. This includes figuring out the best routes, tools, equipment, and employees needed for a smooth move and successful project.

Our Press Rigging and Heavy Equipment Moving Capabilities

Press rigging includes moving heavy machinery and other large printing industry objects with specialty rigging equipment attached to a crane, jacks, or other forms of lifting device. Once secured, the printing machinery is then hoisted onto pallets, skids, or specially constructed carriers and then put onto trucks for movement to another location.

It’s worth noting that our experienced printing press movers also provide services even when you’re only moving heavy manufacturing or printing equipment throughout your own facility.

Choosing a Printing Press Rigging Partner

There are significant factors to consider while preparing for your heavy equipment shipping and relocation tasks. Partnering with reputable printing press movers will make the task come together easier. With the help of professional printing industry rigging partners, you can ensure safe and effective results. To help prepare you for this type of project, there are some things to remember.

  • Prepare a list of all printing equipment to be relocated, including the make and model. This will help the press rigging machinery movers identify the type of rigging equipment needed, as well as the number of vehicles required to transport your equipment.
  • Before your scheduled move, confirm with your printing press movers that insurance and other essential permissions are in place. These specifications may vary based on the type of equipment being transported and the mode of shipment.
  • Prepare for the move in accordance with the manufacturer’s recommendations. This may require draining the oil and other fluids, disconnecting wires and hoses, fastening loose pieces, and removing sensitive electronic components. Prior to shipping, equipment that cannot be exposed to the weather should also be covered. Our millwright services team can assist with this portion of the project.

You can trust that the Murphy Rigging team follows safety practices and procedures to deconstruct, load, transport, and reassemble your equipment safely. Our press rigging solutions team consists of certified spotters who search for potential hazards and watch for any surprise obstacles that may hinder the effort. No matter the scope of the project, we will see it through to the end.

Trust Murphy for Printing Industry Rigging

Murphy Rigging provides comprehensive press rigging services, as well as similar rigging and millwright services to a variety of industries. From printing equipment to huge industrial machinery, we have the rigging and lifting machinery and equipment necessary to do the job safely and precisely.