Bill Ritchie designs in
Australia in the
Raymond James Collection
Raymond's Mini Etching Press is similar to this studio example.
Mini Etching Press No. 42
Specifications: 2017. Mini Etching Press. Serial No. m60042. 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, a black-and-white version of the online user's manual, and tools for maintenance.
Comment: Raymond sent an email in November, 2017, saying he planned to retire from teaching art, having taught lino, collagraph and monoprinting. As he plans to give back to the community, he'll give casual workshops for the elderly in card-making and collagraphs. He said the Mini would be perfect - transportable and friendly. He also wants to explore photo processes - all possible with the Mini.
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