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Frank Hunter Collection


Active and passive sides of Mini Halfwood Press No. 93.

Mini Halfwood Press No. 93

2011. Mini Halfwood Press. Serial No. 60093. Rollers are 1.5 x 5.75 inches top and bottom. The bed is 1/4 x 6 x 17 inch polycarbonate (the standard); overall length is 17.5 inches; overall width is 9 inches; overall height is 10 inches; weight, about 14 lbs; drive wheel is 8 inches diameter in stainless steel; the woods are black walnut and Brazilian ipe, with yellow heart, paduk and red heart on the hood-ends and capping the flat tops. The instrument box is yellow heart trimmed in red heart. Included are felt blankets, copper plate, Allen Wrench, User's Manual and DVD.

Frank takes a Workshop

October, 2011: "I thought you might like to see the first print pulled by me on the Mini #93. I attended a seminar taught by Nancy Diessner. I told about my new press, and they were excited, so I took it in. Nancy and the owner of the print shop, the "Ragged Edge Print Studiom" in Cohoes, NY, were greatly impressed by the Mini. The plate I made for printing on a large press fit the Mini, so I could pull prints and ghosts. They all came out looking good." - Frank

The walnut hood of this press is capped on the ends with paduk and yellow heart.


You can see Bill testing Frank's press on YouTube:


Artist's comment: Frank called me from his office in upstate New York, and said he like the looks of the Halfwood presses and he is planning to resume his printmaking work. Also, he said he would probably keep it around his office at the Salvador Dali Archives - which focuses on Dali's graphics. Once again, the Mini Halfwood has value as beauty as well as function.


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