Bill Ritchie Work in the

James Jenkins Collection


Mini Halfwood Press No. 60 showing the passive and active sides.

Mini Halfwood Press #60

2010. Mini Halfwood Press. Serial No. 60060. Specifications: Rollers are 1.5 x 5.75 inches top and bottom. The bed is 1/4 x 6 x 17 inches in polycarbonate (the standard); overall length is 17.5 inches; overall width is 9 inches; overall height is 10 inches; weight, 12 lbs.; drive wheel is 8 inches diameter in stainless steel; the woods used are black walnut base with ipe cladding steel, walnut hood capped with ipe. The instrument box is poplar and balkan birch with ipe trim. Included are felts, copper plate, test etching and print, Allen Wrench, User's Manual (with an excerpt from the out-of-print, Halfwood Press-The Story, now available as a Kindle book) and DVD.

Artist's comment: He wrote to me in late November of '09 and I got his press to him in June. James is an art curator at the DeGrazia Gallery in the Sun in Phoenix, Arizona. Before I sent it, I tested it--like all the presses I make--and made a video you can see on YouTube, here:


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