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Brad Taylor & Libby Sparks Collection

Bill Ritchie design Pram Halfwood Press

Bill Ritchie design Pram Halfwood Press

Pram Halfwood Press Number 121

About Brad Taylor and Libby Sparks: Brad was Print Art Resource Lab Technician at Cornish College of the Arts, Seattle, WA since 2013, and prior to that he was Assistant Teacher in the Intro to Art course in the Path with Art program at the Recovery Cafe, Seattle. Brad's website is

Specifications: 2015. Pram Halfwood Press. Serial No. 121. Rollers are 1.5 x 6 and 5.5 inches top and bottom. The bed is 1/4 x 6 x 17.5 inch polycarbonate (the standard) with steel rack; overall length is 17.5 inches; overall width is 9 inches; overall height is 10 inches; weight, about 14 lbs; drive wheel is 8 inches diameter in stainless steel. The bed is rack-driven, approximating a 3:1 mechanical advantage. Wood is solid American black walnut. The pressure screws are linked and synchronized. The press includes two etching felts, user's manual, a PressGhost flash drive with USB extension cable for connecting to a computer.

DIY WeeWoodie Rembrandt Press, unassembled, left, and finished

Bill Ritchie 's comment: Brad was at Seattle's Pike Place Market and saw Ethan Lind's Halfwood Press. He took a postcard and then and came with Libby to the Mini Art Gallery to see more. They made a deposit on Pram Halfwood Press and also on a DIY WeeWoodie Rembrandt Press while they were there.

Ethan Lind at Seattle's Pike Place Market, and in a national magazine

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