Bill Ritchie' design and art in California
Wendy Anne Crittenden Collection
Active and passive sides of Galleon No. 6
Ritchie's comment: A friend pointed her to the Halfwoods and Wendy sent e-mail about getting a Galleon. It would have been a long wait, but another artist had asked for an extension, and agreed to let her Number 6 go to Wendy. She wrote: "I studied printmaking under Kurt Kemp at Sonoma State University while working on my BFA in photography and I always go back to prints and drawings. I just need a press. I mostly dry point and spitbite, but just love printing." She got her Press in March of 2011. Her Website is at http://www.wendycrittenden.com/
Galleon Halfwood Press #6 specifications: 2011. Galleon Halfwood Press. Serial No. 90006. Roller diameter 2 1/4" x 9" long, top and bottom. Bed is 5/16" polycarbonate, 9" x 26". The overall length is 27"; overall width is 13 3/4"; overall height is 15". Weight is 50 lbs.; Drive wheel is 12" diameter stainless steel. The bed is rack-driven, approximating a 3:1 mechanical advantage. Woods used are Brazilian ipe, American black walnut with wenge interlayering and trimmed with ipe . The pressure screws are linked and synchronized. The press included three etching felts and user's manual.
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