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This is a Good deal at $2800 shipped!

EVEN BETTER at $2500 shipped
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$2500 total
includes Fedex Ground Shipping with Insurance

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3M Transparency Maker / Thermo-fax The Secretary Copier THERMOFAX / Thermal Copier   (The 3M 4550 is the most recently manufactured 3M machine and one of the most highly sought after models)   

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

GREAT Condition and very EASY TO USE!
This machine is in GREAT condition even MINT Condition and works very nice! The Stencils look great!! See Video Below.
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 bulldogsandbirds.com/thermofax.htm I have other 3M Transparency Makers and Thermofax Machine FOR SALE !!
NEW Copy Belt just installed a $80 value

NEW 12 amp 1350 watt Lamp just installed a $100 value

Cleaned, Serviced and Tested $500 value

Dont miss out on this 3M Transparency Maker Thermo-Fax Machine.

Note:  ACTUAL Stencils 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). This Thermo- Fax has a brown-ish color cover or case model 3M 4550 overall the machine looks GREAT and works GREAT as it should. Some ink marks, scratches and scuffs on the machine (see actual photos)   The Lamp is NEW. The clear carrier copy belt is NEW. SPARE New copy belts and Lamps are available from this web site.  Speed control is working, ran the machine at different speeds, test stencil made with the dial at 10. Print Roller can be seen in the 4th photo in Great condition.

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 -- Buy It Now, I will ship fast. 

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 Thermo-Fax Copier Model 4550
Will test the machine again the day of packing
I will include 2 sheets of thermal paper for testing when you get it.
 see video making an ACTUAL stencil with this machine below!
NOTE: after purchase Owners manual for the 3M 4550 can be sent with email just ask.

Photo below shows the 4 stencils made back to back with this machine. Watch video to see the stencils being made. Link below.

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, New lamp and New copy belt can be seen--copy belt is loose.

Movie testing machine below.
Works like it should, (if the machine is hot) it will continue to run until cool -- with the light out.  
ACTUAL Stencils made in video below. 
Dial was pointing at 10 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 4 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 2 secs)
  • 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!

    Bid Now and Save $$$.

    Additional info (IMPORTANT)

    • Highest bidder pays 95.00 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.
    • All sales Final, Sold as is.
    • The above line means--No warranty--No Returns
    • By purchasing buyer agrees to these terms before and after all other terms and conditions.
    • Thanks for looking! good luck and happy bidding. Email if You have any Question's!
    • Sellers! Please do not copy any part of my auction.
    • If you have a problem please contact me before leaving feedback.
    • Our Web Site Hosts the Photos at www.bulldogsandbirds.com if a stray pet hair or few offends you please don't bid.
    • This is A VINTAGE ITEM and due to its age THIS ITEM IS BEING SOLD "AS IS" WITH NO RETURNS!  

      My Recent Thermofax Reviews: Each line below represents a thermofax machine Buyers Review.  All comments below are ONLY from thermofax machines.    Please read them, I have worked hard and earned each one.  You will be pleased too!  I strive to deliver 5-star customer service, Please consider buying from me!

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