Bill Ritchie design work in Washington State
Michael and Jennifer Medau Collection
Mini Etching Press No. 243
Specifications: Made in 2018. Mini Etching Press. Serial No. mep6243. Specifications: Equipped with a 6-inch wide, gear-and-rack-driven, 3/8 thick by 14" long bed with safety stops. Rollers are 2 1/4" diameter polished, unique nickel-plated steel. The pressure screws are linked so they stay in sync. With a mechanical advantage of over 6:1, you can easily print 5 X 7 inch intaglio plates. Made of American black walnut hand-finished in tung oil for a satin luster. Embellished with hand-crafted brass barrel nut fasteners.
About Michael and Jennifer: Jennifer Anderson, Michael's wife, got the first Rent-A-Press gift certificate (below) for Michael for Christmas. After Michael - who is an illustrator - cashed in on his two-hour session and tried monotypes, the two decided to buy the press for his studio.
Ritchie's comment: Owners have called their Halfwood Presses are, "Works of art!" It's beautiful and small. One can pick up this Mini Etching Press and hand-carry it anywhere - and as Mike suggested even to a Drink-and-print hangout.
(Left) Rent-A-Press Gift Certificate example. (Right) Michael's print, "Ape."
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