The Legacy Mini Halfwood and its successor, the Pram Halfwood Press, is a small, personal-sized etching press with a six-inch wide bed for a printing plate five inches wide and up to ten inches long on a bed of seventeen inches. When they were introduced in 2004, all Legacy Mini Halfwood Presses were custom-made on commission in workshops in the US and England.
One-hundred presses were made between 2004-2008 for individuals in the US and elsewhere. Frequently the response was, "This is a work of art." The kinds of wood used included black walnut, ipe, holly, purple heart, red heart, yellow heart, ebony, cocobolo, mahogany, cherry and pine. Brass appointments - badge-like ornamentation, custom medallions and small handmade boxes made the Legacy Halfwood Press very desirable.
The base commission price in the US is $1,500. To learn the possibility of having a Legacy Mini Halfwood Press made to your specifications in wood and accessories, please send email to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you are in Europe, check with our English friend, Warren Ralls in England.
On a few occasions, some of the first hundred owners have asked to announce they must, for various reasons, sell their Legacy Halfwoods and we have been happy to help facilitate the exchange. If you, who are reading this, wish to have it known that you want to have one of the original Legacy Mini Halfwood Presse, send email.
Halfwoods on YouTube. Here's an example of a video of one of the original Legacy Mini Halfwoods being tested.
See them on YouTube. Many Minis are shown on the press maker's YouTube videos. Use the search terms HALFWOODPRESS and/or OMEMERALDA to locate it.
If you wish to contact us by e-mail, phone or letter please contact us at: EMERALDA WORKS Perfect Press Division 500 ALOHA ST # 105 SEATTLE WA 98109-3949 Call:206 498-9208