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Barbara Simler Collection

Note: This image is taken from Barbara's blog "Moon Bindery"

Mini Halfwood Press No. 32

2006. Etching Press. Mini Halfwood Press Serial No. 60032, in purple heart, walnut and ebony, with optional brass bed in addition to the usual lighweight Lexan (polycarbonate) bed.

Artist's commentary: Barbara bought Number 32 from an acquaintance. This is one of the first purple heart presses made in 2006. It also has a brass bed, and a chase for printing unmounted linoleum cuts. Barbara wrote to me asking for a user manual, and thus ensued a pleasant exchange of emails.

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