Bill Ritchie design in Canada
Niko Silvester Collection
Mini Etching Press No. 45.
About Niko: Niko (sometimes going by Nik Sylvan) is just getting back into intaglio printing after many years away from art school and has been keeping busy with linocuts in the meantime. She ordered his press directly from Kughler Company.
Press specifications: 2018. Mini Etching Press. Serial No. 60045. Specifications: Top and bottom rollers are 1 7/8 inches in diameter and 5.5 inches long. The bed is 1/4 x 6 x 14.5 inch polycarbonate with steel rack; overall length is 15 inches; overall width is 9 inches; overall height is 10 inches; weight, about 13 lbs; hand-welded stainless steel drive wheel is 8 inches diameter. Bed is rack-driven, approximating a 3:1 mechanical advantage. Wood is solid American black walnut. Pressure screws are linked and synchronized. Includes two etching felts, user's manual and tools for assembly.
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