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Angela Koenig Collection
Active and Passive sides of Angela's Mini Etching Press No. 38.
Mini Etching Press No. 38
Specifications: Made in 2017. Mini Etching Press. Serial No. mep60038. 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 sets of two etching felt, custom chase, user's manual and tools for tuning.
Comment:Angela saw the Youtube videos and websites and sent email asking for comparisons between the Pram and the Mini Etching Press. After several discussions about the pros and cons of each model, including bed length, weight and the size of the chase which is included with the Mini, she chose the Mini. We talked about doing monotypes on plate glass cut to size to fit in her chase, as glass does not get foggy with repeated use.
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