Bill Ritchie Work in South Carolina
in the

Chris Groves Collection

Active and passive sides of Galleon Halfwood Press No. 9.

Galleon Halfwood Press No. 9

2012. Galleon Halfwood Press. Serial No. 90009. Specifications: Roller diameter 2 1/4" x 9" long, top and bottom. Bed is 5/16" 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. The bed is rack-driven, approximating a 3:1 mechanical advantage. Woods used are American black walnut with wenge interlayering. The pressure screws are linked and synchronized. The press included three etching felts, user's manual and DVD plus a PressGhost memory and USB extension cable for connecting to any computer.

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Artist's comment: Chris contacted me on the Web in June of 2011, but I didn't see his message until almost a year later! My goof. But he persisted, fortunately for both of us. He's a painter, making a move toward printmaking. He also wanted a chase for relief printing. I sent him his Galleon plus a monotype-ready acrylic sheet (and a proof) in late April, 2012.

Other owners of a Galleon Halfwood Press are: Pat Austin, Josef Beery, Carol Brozman, Delores Carlos, Erika Chamberlin, Wendy Anne Crittenden, Gretchen Davidson, Ava Everett, John & Laurie Fairman, Harold Foster, B. H. Giza, Kirsten Horning, Cathy Immordino, China Kay, Joo Hee Kim, Gene Laughter (d), Eva Mastandrea, Kristy Melgoza, Lyle Miller, George Otsuka, Cate Pfeifer, Ritchie Foundation, Scott Skinner,  Tom Smith, Jo Tyler, and Ann Van Oppen.

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