Bill Ritchie art and design work in California
Dolores Carlos and friends:
Prize for the essay contest
Active and passive sides of Dolores' Galleon Halfwood Press
Galleon Halfwood Press No. 24
Galleon Halfwood Press specifications: Serial No. 90024. Roller diameter 2 1/4" x 9" long, top and bottom. Bed is 3/8" polycarbonate, 9" x 26". The overall length is 27"; overall width is 13 3/4"; overall height is 15". Weight is 50 lbs.; Drive wheel is 12" diameter stainless steel and drives gears (concealed) and with rack-driven bed, approximates a 6:1 mechanical reduction. Styled in solid black walnut wood with wenge interlayer on the base' foots. The pressure screws are linked and synchronized. The press included three etching felts, user's manual, 5-piece Allen wrench set, and the designer's paperback semi-fiction book, "A Printmaker's Tale."
Back story: Dolores Carlos was one of seventeen people who entered an essay contest in 2019 put on by Bill Ritchie on behalf of the donor of the press, Gretchen Davidson. Davidson, who bought two Galleon Halfwood Presses in 2017 (one for the Ritchie Foundation and one for her own use) decided to pass the press forward. Ritchie devised an essay contest and Dolores won the press - see her composition here.
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