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Scott Gandell Collection

Active and passive sides of Pram Halfwood Press No. 106.

Pram Halfwood Press No. 106

Specifications: 2012. Pram Halfwood Press. Serial No. 60106. Rollers are 1.5 x 6 and 5.5 inches top and bottom. The bed is 1/4 x 6 x 17.5 inch polycarbonate (the standard) with steel rack; overall length is 17.5 inches; overall width is 9 inches; overall height is 10 inches; weight, about 14 lbs; drive wheel is 8 inches diameter in stainless steel. The bed is rack-driven, approximating a 3:1 mechanical advantage. Wood is solid American black walnut. The pressure screws are linked and synchronized. The press included two etching felts, user's manual plus a PressGhost flash drive and USB extension cable for connecting to a computer.

Bill Ritchie 's comment: Scott contacted me in 2009 because he needed a portable press. After some changes, he renewed his plan and ordered a Pram in 2012, and asked for a little customization to add his gallery and shop logo. Scott is also a professional illustrator, print maker, and past President of The Society of Illustrators of Los Angeles, and is an alumni of Art Center College of Design in Pasadena. You can learn more about Scott at

Close-up of Scott's and Designer Anneline De Croos' company logo
Scott Gandell with his Pram Halfwood Press,
Photo by Joan Dooley
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