Bill Ritchie design work in Arizona
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Tovah Goldfine Collection

Active and Passive sides of Tovah's Mini Etching Press No. 28.

Mini Etching Press No. 28

    Ritchie's comment:Tovah was graduating from Arizona State University's Herberger Institute with a printmaking major and her brothers saw the Mini Etching Press and got it for her gift.

Specifications: Made in 2016. Mini Etching Press. Serial No. mep60028. Specifications: Top and bottom rollers are 1.5 inches in diameter and 6 and 5.5 inches long, respectively. The bed is 3/8 x 6 x 14.5 inch polycarbonate with steel rack; overall length is 15 inches; overall width is 9 inches; overall height is 10 inches; weight, about 16 lbs; hand-welded stainless steel drive wheel is 8 inches diameter. Bed is rack-driven, approximating a 3:1 mechanical advantage. Wood is solid American black walnut. Pressure screws are linked and synchronized. Includes two etching felts, chase, user's manual and tools for tuning.


Tovah's gift included a chase that comes with the press (helps printing quarter-inch plates), user's manual, felts and allen wrenches. Photographed the day her press arrived, she printed her etching to test it. Photos by Max.

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