Bill Ritchie design in Mexico
Mexico flag
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Richard Martinez-Galla Collection

Active and passive sides of Pram Halfwood Press No. 102. Note the USB connecting cable, white, right.

Pram Halfwood Press No. 60102

2011. Pram Halfwood Press. Serial No. 60102. 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. This was Tom Kughler's first model with the inset flash drive.

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

Artist's comment: Richard emailed me from Mexico when he saw the first Pram on YouTube. He's a graphic designer, art teacher, and graduate student. This is the first press to go to a Mexican resident.

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