Bill Ritchie Work in the

Janice Jordan Collection

Passive and active sides of Pram Halfwood Press No. 103.

Pram Halfwood Press No. 60103

2011. Pram Halfwood Press. Serial No. 60103. Specifications: Rollers are 1.5 x 6 and 5.5 inches top and bottom. The bed is 1/4 x 6 x 17.5 inch polycarbonate (the standard) with steel rack; 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 bed is rack-driven, approximating a 3:1 mechanical advantage. Wood is solid American black walnut. The pressure screws are linked and synchronized. The press included two etching felts, user's manual and DVD plus a PressGhost flash drive and USB extension cable for connecting to a computer. It is not visible in these photos as this was the first prototype Bill Ritchie made, using a push-button design.


You can see Bill testing a Pram Halfwood Press similar to Janice' on YouTube:


Artist's comment: Janice said, when she saw the Pram on YouTube, "That's the press for me!" Later she called to ask the difference between 102 and 103, and when I said 103 had the original "pushbutton PressGhost" she said she liked it because it was a little more challenging, and she liked challenges.


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Email: ritchie@emeralda.com