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Etching Press Innovations: was: Presses forPhotogravure/Gravure/Photopolymer

Your press sounds great Susan, but check out the video on the bottom of this page:


I've used quite a few presses too over the years, mostly old ones, some new ones, but I've never seen this before. Anyone have any experience with these blanket rotation and synchronized pressure systems? I'm very interested to find some reviews...


SusanV wrote:

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 <http://www.susanvossgravures.blogspot.com>
website www.dalyvoss.com <http://www.dalyvoss.com>

On Wed, Sep 24, 2008 at 9:29 PM, Brian Pawlowski <beepy@netapp.com <mailto: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
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?



Jon Lybrook
Intaglio Editions