Bill Ritchie Design Work in New York
Kristin and Matthew Sheehan Collection
The DIY Version bfore assembly
Finished example of the press, this one number 38
DIY Mini Etching Press No. 36
Specifications: Made in 2017. Mini Etching Press. Serial No. MEP60036. Specifications: Top and bottom rollers are 1.5 x 6 and 5.5 inches. 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, chase, user's manual and tools for assembly. Also included gratis copy of A Printmaker's Tale.
Comment: Matthew asked about pricing in April, 2017, and ordered it for himself and Kristin, expressing that they were very excited to get started. He added that they had seen the video, "Making Badges" on Youtube.
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