Bill Ritchie Work in Florida
Holly Welsh Collection
The active and passive sides of No. 75.
Mini Halfwood Press #75
Specifications: 2011. Mini Halfwood Press. Serial No. 60075. 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 are holly with ipe features. The instrument box is poplar and 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: Holly called and described her plans to work with her daughter in printmaking, and they would share the press. Then she asked if it were possible to make the press with holly wood. We were frustrated at first, and by chance my local supplier came up with a shipment and so it came to be the first holly wood press.
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