Bill Ritchie Design Work in Australia

with the

Bridget Farmer Collection

Bridget's unassembled Mini Etching Press

Artist's comment: Bridget ordered her DIY Mini Etching Press on Etsy and then stayed in touch until it arrived and she had time to put it together. Not only did she put it together in quick order, she also made Instagram videos of it; and then she made a video of making her first print may be seen at Her Website is at and she shows her prints on

Specifications: 2017. Mini Etching Press. Serial No. MEP60041. Specifications: Top and bottom rollers are 1.5 x 6 and 5.5 inches. The bed is 1/4 x 6 x 14.5 inch polycarbonate with steel rack; overall length is 15 inches; overall width is 9 inches; overall height is 10 inches; weight, about 13 lbs; hand-welded stainless steel drive wheel is 8 inches diameter. Bed is rack-driven, approximating a 3:1 mechanical advantage. Wood is solid American black walnut. Pressure screws are linked and synchronized. Includes two etching felts, chase, user's manual and tools for assembly.

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