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The Printex Press is a camera made in the 1940s by enlarger manufacturer Printex of Pasadena, California. The standard model is a 4×5" camera, while a Mini-Press 2¼×3¼" was also offered. The 4×5" model has a 6½ inch f/4.5 lens in a shutter marked Ilex No.3 Acme.
In contrast to the typical Graflex Speed Graphic style of press camera with a lens extending on bellows, the entire camera is a rigid magnesium casting; the lens is mounted on an oversized telescoping tube. A Kalart Synchronized Range Finder was typically included. It is not a common camera, and it is unclear how many were sold.
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