Bill Ritchie's design work in California
in the

Kristy Melgoza Collection



Active and passive sides of No. 16

Galleon Halfwood Press No. 16

Ritchie comments: Kristy emailed me in late September and explained that she wanted a press to expand on her linoleum cut printmaking. She is a graphic designer doing mostly digital work, and doing hands-on, actual printmaking is a good way to translate her fabric and printmaking into effects for her digital graphics at times, plus having a press will make it possible to have gatherings. Kristy also asked for two WeeWoodie Rembrandt Presses, one to have for an art project with a niece. Click to see Kristy's personal website.

Galleon Halfwood Press #16 with two WeeWoodie Rembrandt
presses, shown both unassembled (in its bag) and as assembled.

Galleon Halfwood Press specifications: Made in 2014. Serial No. 90016. 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, the paperback book, "Halfwood Press: The Story," onboard PressGhost data and USB/USB extension cable for connecting to a digital device.

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, Chris Groves, Kirsten Horning, Cathy Immordino, China Kay, Joo Hee Kim, Gene Laughter (d), Eva Mastandrea, Lyle Miller, George Otsuka, Cate Pfeifer, Ritchie Foundation, Scott Skinner,  Tom Smith, Jo Tyler, and Ann Van Oppen.

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