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
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 t hem.
You can find more info
-- susan daly voss
gravure blog at www.susanvossgravures.blogspot.com