The Galleon is of a popular size of halfwood presses with a nine-inch wide bed (of polycarbonate) for plates up to 8 inches on the narrow width. The length takes plates up to 18 inches long. Prints all four printing methods - even type-high blocks. There is no friction on the plate because the bed is rack-driven. Three felt blankets are included, plus a user's manual. The Galleon weighs a little over 50 pounds. The Press is $2,500 f.o.b. Seattle, and ships all over the world. You can get all the specifications - CLICK HERE. There are a number of videos of the Galleon in use. Click here.
Bill Ritchie is the Galleon Press designer and applied his years of printmaking knowledge and love of woodcraft to the function, beauty and the pleasure of the printmaking experience. The photo is of one of his press' features where he laminated various woods for what he calls the "hood".You can get all the specifications on another page on the web - CLICK HERE. Plus, he made videos of Galleons and put them on YouTube - CLICK FOR VIDEOS.