Monday, August 16, 2010
MY NEW PRESS
Well I went and picked up my press on Saturday and I must say it a visually pleasing piece of work! I chose the Junior Etching Press. It specifications are : overall weight 45 kg, roller diameter 65mm top and 55mm bottom, bed length 800mm, width 400mm, bed thickness 20mm. I upgraded to a solid ground steel bed. Basically I can print up to a A3 sheet of paper which will suit me for now. It is a portable press if needed - two people can lift it. I purchased it from Neil Wallace Printmaking Supplies in Fitzroy in Victoria and most presses are made on the premises. Cost was $1115 and it came with a 3mm blanket, two tins of ink, and a plastic sheet for registration. I also purchased a thicker blanket of 6mm for an extra $46 (I think). If you type Neil Wallace into your google searcher you will find the site.
Here are some photos. It sits very solidly on the table - eventually I may bolt it directly on. You can buy a stand for it for an extra $200 odd dollars, but I felt I could get away with it.
Lets see what I can produce.