Bill Ritchie Design Work in Singapore
with the

Yang Xiuting Collection

Active and passive sides of Pram Halfwood Press No. 108, shown with accesory box.

Pram Halfwood Press No. 108

Specifications: Pram Halfwood Press. Serial No. 60108. Specifications: 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 included an accessory box containing two etching felts, user's manual plus a "PressGhost" flash drive and USB extension cable for connecting to a computer.

Ritchie's comment: Yang sent email from Singapore, and after several delays I was able to connect with her and we had a great dialog. She explained her vision and it was so much like mine in ideas of education blended with printmaking, so I was glad when she decided to import a Pram Halfwood etching press for her work in Singapore. In 2014 she ordered a WeeWoodie Rembrandt press so she could show printmaking live at an upcoming Art Flea Market.

WeeWoodie Rembrandt Press parts and how it
is to look when assembled, shown with pre-cut plate

Specifications: WeeWoodie Rembrandt Press. 20-piece, pre-cut unfinished pieces with fasteners and pre-cut printing plate and graphic novel-style instructions. See the 20-page comical user manual which comes with the press - click here. Does not include ink, paper, or printing inks. (See more on the Printmaking World website)

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