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Re: Presses for Photogravure/Gravure/Photopolymer

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  • Subject: Re: Presses for Photogravure/Gravure/Photopolymer
  • From: SusanV <susanvoss3@gmail.com>
  • Date: Fri, 26 Sep 2008 14:07:23 -0400
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Hi Brian,

I had a press custom designed and hand built for me by Marshall Heaton, and I couldn't ask for anything more.  The press has been outstanding, and Marshall was great to work with on the design and build.  Mine is a "tabletop" design with a 10" top roller and a 10:1 ration gear system that makes it a breeze to pull a KM73 plate with Rives.  The bed size will easily handle a 22 wide paper, so I can print a 20" wide image (which I've not done "yet"... but it's nice to know that I "can"   :O) )  My husband and I built a base for mine that includes storage and industrial grade, locking casters which I love... I can push that sucker around out of the way when I'm not using it, and I keep most of my printmaking supplies in the base.  My degree is in printmaking, so I've used a lot of nice presses in various studios and universities through the years... and I wouldn't trade mine for any of them.

You can find more info here: http://www.geocities.com/workpress/

Good Luck!

susan daly voss
gravure blog at www.susanvossgravures.blogspot.com
website www.dalyvoss.com

On Wed, Sep 24, 2008 at 9:29 PM, Brian Pawlowski <beepy@netapp.com> wrote:
Hey. Don't want to argue about what a photogravure is:-)
Just wanted a little advice on presses.

I'm using the KM73 plates, and I'm about happy with what I have
in terms of production... I'm producing plates.

I tried to run it through a very very small etching press and I am
simply not getting anywhere near enough pressure to draw the ink onto
the (dampened Rives) paper. I clamped it down further and when I turn
the handles I lift the press:-)

I used some large oder presses with photopolymer plates at Kala Institute
in Berkeley, so think the final thing here is to get a beefy press
for intaglio work.

Any recommendations?  I am sitting on a quote from a few months back
from Takach for the 3060 table top press. Though they suggested maybe
a 3450 floor press.

This is big. I could go smaller. But other options besides Takach?