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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
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...
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/
susan daly voss
gravure blog at www.susanvossgravures.blogspot.com
website www.dalyvoss.com <http://www.dalyvoss.com>
On Wed, Sep 24, 2008 at 9:29 PM, Brian Pawlowski <firstname.lastname@example.org
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?