Bill Ritchie Design Work in Singapore
Yang Xiuting Collection
Active and passive sides of Pram Halfwood Press No. 108, shown with accesory box.
Ritchie's comment: Yang sent email from Singapore, and after several delays I was able to connect with her and we had a great dialog. She explained her vision and it was so much like mine in ideas of education blended with printmaking, so I was glad when she decided to import a Pram Halfwood etching press for her work in Singapore. In 2014 she ordered a WeeWoodie Rembrandt press so she could show printmaking live at an upcoming Art Flea Market.
Specifications: Pram Halfwood Press. Serial No. 60108. 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 an accessory box containing two etching felts, user's manual plus a "PressGhost" flash drive and USB extension cable for connecting to a computer.
WeeWoodie Rembrandt Press parts and how it
is to look when
assembled, shown with pre-cut plate
Specifications: WeeWoodie Rembrandt Press. 20-piece, pre-cut unfinished pieces with fasteners and pre-cut printing plate and graphic novel-style instructions.
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