Bill Ritchie design work in Mexico
in the

Samanta Trevino Collection

Unassembled view of the same type as Samanta's Mini Etching Press No. 40.

DIY Mini Etching Press No. 40

Ritchie's comment:Samanta saw the DIY Mini Etching Press on Etsy, and after her questions regarding its professional capabilities (and overcoming some family reservations regarding its construction) she ordered the press. Her plan for finishing the wood with what she described as, "a green chalky color or something like that." I hinted she could become the Mexican contact person for future interpretation such as subtitles for the video which is an 18-minute explanation on how to assemble the press.

Click to see the, "DIY Mini Etching Press Assembly"

Specifications: Made in 2017. Mini Etching Press. Serial No. mep60040. Specifications: Top and bottom rollers are 1.5 inches in diameter and 6 and 5.5 inches long, respectively. The bed is 3/8 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 16 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 sets of two etching felt, custom chase, user's manual and tools for tuning, also a copy of the designer's book, "A Press Maker's Tale."

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