Youse guys are great!
I got a PM from a member (thanks, Donna S and hubby!) who sent me a link that was EXTREMELY helpful, I think may have solved the problem. What a great forum!
Darwin, I started out in printing in the 70s, placing those little lead letters one at a time backwards -- it helped me understand what "leading" meant when I got to work on my first Mac.
Donna D, the in/op Damping Unit (looks like three little metal rollers) apparently cost $20,000 many moons ago, don't know what the whole GTO press cost! More than any car?
Here's something you might not need to know: our "new" damping unit is a "bareback," that is, not covered with fabric, apparently bare metal provides sharper images. I asked the Pressman, "So you mean, it's, like
naked?" He nodded.
Your Nude Printing Specialist,
Thanks again to all who read/responded.