Bill Ritchie design work in Wasington State
Kathy Roseth Collection
Active and Passive sides of Kathy's Mini Etching Press No. 25, showing the chase that comes with the press for helping to print quarter-inch relief prints.
Mini Etching Press No. 25
Ritchie's comment: Kathy got her introduction to printmaking while in the Kang-O'Higgins Atelier at Gage Academy where she met with Ethan Lind. Ethan brought his Busker Etcher mini to the school and began teaching printmaking to Kathy's group. She decided to buy a Mini for herself and came with her husband Bob, the writer.
Specifications: Made in 2015. Mini Etching Press. Serial No. mep60025. Specifications: Top and bottom rollers are 1.5 inches in diameter and 6 and 5.5 inches long, respectively. The bed is 1/4 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 13 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 etching felts, user's manual and tools for tuning.
Kathy's purchase included a chase, user's manual, felts and allen wrenches. Right, in Ethan Lind's aquatint workshop.
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