Bill Ritchie design work in Ireland
Dan Farrelly Collection
Active and Passive sides of Dan's Mini Etching Press No. 26.
Mini Etching Press No. 26 in black lacquer
About Dan Farrelly:
Ritchie's comment:Dan works primarily with drawing and wanted to extend his work into printmaking. He saw the Galleon Halfwood Press online, asked about it, and when he was offered the black lacquered Mini Etching Press, he liked it so much he bought it.
Specifications: Made in 2016. Mini Etching Press. Serial No. mep60026. Specifications: Top and bottom rollers are 1.5 inches in diameter and 6 and 5.5 inches long, respectively. 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 12 lbs; hand-welded stainless steel drive wheel is 8 inches diameter. Bed is rack-driven, approximating a 3:1 mechanical advantage. Wood is solid western maple finished with six coats of lacquer over red primer and hand rubbed for effect. Three brass medallions are added. Pressure screws are linked and synchronized. Includes two etching felts, chase, user's manual and tools for tuning.
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