Bill Ritchie design work in Washington State
Robert Hartman Collection
Robert's press came as the DIY kit, and it might look the above after he finishes it.
DIY Mini Etching Press No. 35
About Robert: Robert . . . .
Ritchie's comment: Robert's spouse, Trinity, bought Robert the DIY Mini Etching Press for his birthday.
Specifications: Made in 2016. Mini Etching Press. Serial No. mep60035. Specifications: Top and bottom rollers are 1.5 inches in diameter and 6 and 5.5 inches long, respectively. The bed is 3/8 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 16 lbs; hand-welded stainless steel drive wheel is 8 inches diameter. Bed is rack-driven, approximating a 6:1 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 and tuning. Also the press designer's book, "A Printmaker's Tale."
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