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Daniel Petrzelka Collection


The active side of Daniel's No. 69, as he snapped the photo of it in his downtown workstation

Mini Halfwood Press #69

2010. Mini Halfwood Press. Serial No. 60069. 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 mesquite base with ipe cladding steel, mesquite hood capped with ipe. The instrument box is mahogany trimmed in ipe. Included are felt blankets, copper plate, 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: Daniel came to a demonstration of the Mini Halfwood at the Daniel Smith Inc. store, then he made a drypoint at Jeff Wilkson's studio. Daniel came to the Halfwood Press workshop and presentd one of the impressions he made. Then, fortuitously, his company provided money for enrichment, and Dan signed up for a private workshop which included a press to take home.

Left, the miniature print Daniel sent, titled "One Stone." Right, 2010 photo of Dan's new prints.

You can see Daniel printing his test plate on YouTube, below:


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