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Gerry Giorgio Collection

Active and passive sides of Gerry Giorgio's Legacy Mini Halfwood Press No. 78

Bill Ritchie's comment: Gerry sent questions regarding using the press for linoleum cuts, his favorite medium. I related my experience with printing lino and also woodblocks by using a chase on the bed of the press. Gerry said he would build himself a chase. Later he asked for a Printmaker Chest. I made one and sent it, but it was damaged in shipping; Gerry sent it back so I could repair it. You can learn more about Gerry and his art on his home page:

Legacy Mini Halfwood Press No. 78

Press specifications: 2011. Mini Halfwood Press. Serial No. 60078. Rollers are 1.5 x 5.75 inches top and bottom. The bed is 1/4 x 6 x 17 inch polycarbonate (the standard); overall length is 17.5 inches; overall width is 9 inches; overall height is 10 inches; weight, 12 lbs.; drive wheel is 8 inches diameter in stainless steel; the woods are American black walnut with a walnut hood with ipe cladding on the steel and hood-ends. The instrument box is poplar and baltic birch trimmed in ipe. Included are felt blankets, copper plate, Allen Wrench, User's Manual (with an excerpt from the out-of-print, Halfwood Press-The Story, now available as a Kindle book) and DVD. The press has a custom Printmaker Chest.

Gerry Giorgio's Printmaker Chest

You can see Gerry's press in action on YouTube here:


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