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This is a Good buy at $2200 shipped!
EVEN BETTER at $1975 shipped
----SOLD----Thank You William Deavor----SOLD----

Includes Fedex shipping and Insurance!!

$1900 Plus $75 shipping $1975 total
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----SOLD----Thank You William Deavor----SOLD----



3M Transparency Maker Model 3M 4500. (The 3M 4500 is the ONLY model with a wide 12" clear copy belt. It is the 2nd most recently manufactured 3M machine and is one of the most highly sought after models.)  Also called a 3M Thermo-fax "The Secretary" Copier / THERMOFAX / Thermal Copier

SEE ACTUAL PHOTOS of this machine below(not a stock photo)

3M 4500 Black machine only model that may have a 12 inch copy belt. 

NEW 12 inch copy belt just installed a $80 value.

Just Cleaned, Serviced and Tested $350 value

Nice looking machine and in GREAT Condition (does show a few gouges, scuffs and scratches on the cover) and very EASY TO USE!    See Photos!!
This is the Industry Standard, not the imported electronic junk I see people buy.  Then come buy a real machine from me!
Check out my other listings or visit me at click here---> bulldogsandbirds.com/thermofax.htm I have other 3M Transparency Makers and Thermofax Machine FOR SALE !!

Note:  ACTUAL Stencil made with this machine below in video and photos!  TESTED using Full sheet of DETAILED/FADING flash! 
Serviced, Tested and Cleaned see photos (and video below), lamp or bulb is USED. This Thermo-Fax has a black cover or case model 3M 4500 overall the machine looks good and works as it should..    Does have some Gouges, scratches and scuffs. (see photos)  The 12" clear carrier copy belt is NEW, stencils look good. SPARE New copy belts are available for $80.  Speed control is working, ran the machine at different speeds, test stencil made with the dial at about number 8 position.

Note: The 3M 4500 is the ONLY model with a larger 12" copy belt, you can insert the thermal paper sideways. So, You could tape 2 pieces of thermal paper together and get a 11.5" x 17" stencil.

I have also included photos of the inside of the unit to show how CLEAN it is. Looks great.

SEE ACTUAL PHOTOS BELOW!        A Very Nice Machine--Priced to Sell--Buy It Now!! 

Please be aware Some models will Not work with regular thermal paper.  I buy machines TOO, have one for sale email me.  This machine is in good condition makes sharp stencils, WHY BUY UNTESTED, 9 out of 10 machines need serviced.  I know because, I buy machines TOO.  Just because the lamp/bulb lights does not mean it will make a stencil.  If you have a 15 amp machine and cannot find a 15 amp lamp, I can convert your 15 amp machine to accept 12 amp lamp.

I stock replacment bulbs and belts for this machine  

3M Transparency Maker Model 4500

Only model with a larger 12" copy belt.

NEW 12" copy belt just installed a $80 value.

Cleaned, Serviced and Tested $350 value

Test Stencil & flash included

Will test the machine again the day of packing
I will include 2 sheets of thermal paper for testing when you get it.
NOTE: after purchase Owners manual for the 3M 4550 can be sent with email just ask.

In below photo latches are down, red lever is down. This is the proper position--belt is centered and tight.

In below photo latches are up, red lever is up, print roller and new 12" belt can be seen--copy belt is loose. You can also see the used 12 amp lamp

Note photo below shows a 8.5" x 11" piece of paper sideways, you can see the belt on the 3M 4500 machines are 12" notice longer roller in the back for the 12" belt. (Compair to the next photo showing a 9" machine) Photo below is a sample 3m 4500 machine.
Note photo below shows a 8.5" x 11" piece of paper sideways, you can see the belt on the machine below is 9" (machine below not included only showing you a 9" belt machine).
Movie testing machine below.
Works like it should, (if the machine is hot) the machine fan will continue to run until cool -- with the light out.  
ACTUAL Stencil made in video below. 
Dial was pointing at 8 position Note thermal paper only going through machine, you may need to adjust the dial for best stencil lines.
link to Video below.
Click Here to Play the Movie/Video file

NOTE 2 stencils made in video back to back, machine works great.

OR You may have to copy and paste the below link into your browser.



  • Flash must be laser printed or photo copied, NOT Ink jet or bubble jet.
  • Always run machine at fastest setting possible(at least until you are familiar with your machine) to avoid burning clear carrier belt.
  • Don't adjust speed when making stencil. 
  • It is important to feed the stencil paper straight into the machine to avoid jamming the machine with the paper.
  • When the light comes, you need to pause slightly to allow to light to get hot.  (slight pause 1-3 seconds)
  • When you insert the stencil paper (the machine comes on) make sure the light is on before continuing to insert stencil paper.
  • If the machine ever continues to run...and the light is on...to avoid melting the clear carrier belt--Quickly--unplug the machine open the cover and grasp back roller and turn the belt manually (it turns easiest turning the belt away from you).  Practice turning the roller now so you know how.
  • If you ever insert the thermal paper and the machine comes on, including the light but it does not take the paper...to avoid melting the clear carrier belt--Quickly--unplug the machine open the cover and grasp back roller and turn the belt manually (it turns easiest turning the belt away from you).  Practice turning the roller now so you know how. 
  • This machine uses Thermal paper, you must purchase yourself, no thermal paper included!

  • Additional info (IMPORTANT)

    • Buyer agrees to pays 75.00 Shipping, Handling & Insurance.
    • Machine will be Shipped FedEx Home Ground, include your phone number with payment, if a Business please say so.
    • Payment Must be Made with PAYPAL. 
    • I ship Fast!
    • Insurance Is Included,
    • Important --> If the machine or any part of the unit is damaged it is up to the Buyer to file a Insurance claim (keep box and all packing material) I will help where needed.
    • You can Not file a claim on a broken lamp, it is a breakable/replaceable item
    • Will only ship to continental US states. US Bidders ONLY.
    • Thanks for looking! Email if You have any Question's!
    • All sales Final, Sold as is.
    • This is A VINTAGE ITEM and due to its age THIS ITEM IS BEING SOLD "AS IS" WITH NO RETURNS!  

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