Bill Ritchie design in Riga, Latvia

with the

Ieva Helmute Collection - Grafikas Darbnica

Active and passive sides of Legacy Mini Halfwood Press No. 95.

Legacy Mini Halfwood Press No. 95 (sn60095)

Specifications: Made in 2012. Mini Halfwood Press. Serial No. 60095. 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, about 14 lbs; drive wheel is 8 inches diameter in stainless steel; the woods are black walnut base and Brazilian ipe cladding on steel, with black walnut hood and exotic woods on the hood-ends and capping. The instrument box is poplar trimmed in ipe, cocobolo and wenge. Included are felt blankets, gripper pad, copper plate, Allen Wrench, User's Manual, and book, "Halfwood Press: The Story."

Comment: Ieva sent me an email from Latvia, explaining that she had seen the Legacy Halfwood on the Web last year, and decided this would be a good press for the younger members of her workshop. Plus, she told me later, she could take her printmaking classes to other places, saving her workshop members from having to come to the city. Her funds were limited, and I found an American patron, Tim, to help me meet the costs of sending a gift press to her shop, the Grafikas Darbnica. Click on the link to learn about the workshop.

A special marking was added to the box for the press, below:

The printmaker accessory box has the mark for the workshop included in the design.

A gift print


Comment: Ieva and her friends sent photographs of events where the Mini Halfwood Press was visible and being used by kids. From these I could make photobooks, one of them, above, is devoted to their photos. Finally I was able to send this photobook to Grafikakola and I inserted the impression from the Vitruvian Press series. Its metatag is Grafikaskola_1502251754.

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