The world's first DIY Mini Etching Press includes a 24-page full-color instruction manual (also available online, free), custom-etched brass badges, two felt blankets, a chase for quarter-inch printing plates and tools needed. Made of unfinished black walnut. $750.00 fob Seattle.
The Pram Halfwood Press, $1,250 plus shipping, has synchronized pressure screws, a rack-driven bed, geared for a 3:1 mechanical advantage. Its bed is 6” X 17” X ¼” made of polycarbonate and steel. The Pram Halfwood Press won an Award in the A'Design competition in Milan, Italy. Includes two felt blankets, manual and PressGhost - gigabytes of printmaking information.
The Frigate Halfwood Press is $2,000 f.o.b. Seattle. This press has a 7 ½” X 21” X 3/8” rack-driven bed – the rack-drive system equivalent to a 3:1 gear ratio. Synchronized pressure screws keep the rollers parallel. Weighing only 26 pounds, the Frigate Halfwood Press is easily transportable in your car, camper or boat. Three felt blankets and manual are included.
The Galleon Halfwood Press, priced at $2,500, has a 9" X 27" X 3/8" polycarbonate, rack-driven bed for plates up to 8 inches wide - the rack providing a 3:1 mechanical advantage. Pressure screws are synchronous. Three felt blankets, user's manual and online support are included. The press weighs a little over 50 pounds.
The Mariner Halfwood Press, $3,250 fob Seattle, has a 12" x 34" x 1/2" polycarbonate, rack-driven bed for plates up to 10 inches wide. The rack and unique gear train provide a 6:1 mechanical advantage. Pressure screws are linked to be synchronous. Three felt blankets, user's manual and online support are included. The press weighs 110 pounds, the cart 70 lbs.
Modeled on the etching press used in the 17th Century by Rembdrandt, assembles from 19 parts to produce a working model. Color instructions, tools, and accessories included. $125 plus shipping.