Bill Ritchie Work in South Carolina
in the

Chris Groves Collection

Active and passive sides of Galleon Halfwood Press No. 9.

Galleon Halfwood Press No. 9

2012. Galleon Halfwood Press. Serial No. 90009. Specifications: 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 American black walnut with wenge interlayering. The pressure screws are linked and synchronized. The press included three etching felts, user's manual and DVD plus a PressGhost memory and USB extension cable for connecting to any computer.

You can see Bill testing Chris' press on YouTube:

Artist's comment: Chris contacted me on the Web in June of 2011, but I didn't see his message until almost a year later! My goof. But he persisted, fortunately for both of us. He's a painter, making a move toward printmaking. He also wanted a chase for relief printing. I sent him his Galleon plus a monotype-ready acrylic sheet (and a proof) in late April, 2012.

Other owners of a Galleon Halfwood Press are: Pat Austin, Josef Beery, Carol Brozman, Wendy Anne Crittenden, Gretchen Davidson, Ava Everett, John & Laurie Fairman, Harold Foster, B. H. Giza, Kirsten Horning, Cathy Immordino, China Kay, Joo Hee Kim, Gene Laughter (d) , Eva Mastandrea, Kristy Melgoza, Lyle Miller, George Otsuka, Scott Skinner,  Tom Smith, Jo Tyler, and Ann Van Oppen.

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