Mini Etching Press. Top and bottom rollers are 2.25 and 1.5, respectively, 5.5 inches long. Bed is 3/8 x 6 x 14.5 inch material with steel rack drive; overall length: 15 inches; overall width: 9 inches; overall height: 10 inches; weight, about 13 lbs; hand-welded stainless steel drive wheel is 8 inches diameter. Gearing approximates a 3:1 mechanical advantage. Solid American black walnut. Pressure screws linked and synchronized. Click image for pricing.
Upper left, sketches to design a press both functional and beautiful. Upper right, Margie and Tom Kughler built the Century Halfwood Press; lower left, Angielena, founder the Georgetown Arts and Cultural Center utilized the press until artist John Stinson took ownership in 2017 (partly vislble).
The first Mini Halfwood Press was made in 2004, designed by Bill Ritchie and made by Kughler Co. in Seattle. Click on the image to see the video describing its unique features and its printmaker's chest.
Artrepreneur opportunity I'm the original designer of the Halfwood press line (and the child WeeWoodie Rembrandt Press) on a search for the next level in reinventing printmaking for the experience economy and a new printmaking world. If interested, contact me. - Bill Ritchie