Bill Ritchie Work in Pennsylvania

John Weaver & Jeff Geib Collection

Awaiting pictures of the passive and active sides of No. 68

Mini Halfwood Press #68

Specifications: 2010. Mini Halfwood Press. Serial No. 60068. Specifications: Rollers are 1.5 x 5.75 inches top and bottom. The bed is 1/4 x 6 x 17 inches in polycarbonate (the standard); overall length is 17.5 inches; overall width is 9 inches; overall height is 10 inches; weight, 12 lbs.; drive wheel is 8 inches diameter in stainless steel; the woods used are black walnut base with ipe inlay and cladding the steel, walnut hood capped with ipe. The instrument box is poplar, baltic birch trimmed in ipe. Included are felt blankets, copper plate, Allen Wrench, User's Manual (with an excerpt from the out-of-print, Halfwood Press-The Story, now available as a Kindle book) and DVD.

Artist's comment: John ordered his Mini in partnership with Jeff Geib. John said he is mostly a painter and hadn't done any printmaking since college in the 80's, but enjoyed it.

"This is great way to get back into it, probably with drypoint, and go from there, maybe monoprints as well," wrote John.

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