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Janine Johnson Collection
Active and passive sides of Mariner Halfwood Press No. 7
Mariner Halfwood Press No. 7
2012. MarinerHalfwood Press. Serial No. 120007. Mahogany, brazilian ipe cladding steel. Twelve-inch wide bed, rack driven; synchronous pressure screws. Rollers are 3-inch diameter solid steel, top and bottom. This is the last Mariner I made from Tom Kughler's steel parts. It is also the only Mariner with a 9:1 mechanical advantage.
Artist's comment: Janine learned about the Halfwood Press at a printmaking workshop from another owner of two Halfwood presses. She brought a test linocut to check out the available presses and chose the last Mariner that I made, Number 7.
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