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Old 01-27-2020, 05:20 PM
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AKUA Pin Press for Large Linocut print?

Does anyone have any experience using an Akua Pin Press with large linocut prints?
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Old 01-29-2020, 02:18 AM
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Re: AKUA Pin Press for Large Linocut print?

I have tried something similar with mixed success. It requires very flat table or other surface to put the lino plate on, because there is nothing flexible that could compensate the unevenness of "normal" table surface. A thick slab of glass should work as a printing surface. During my experiments I thought about using thin sheet of rubber or silicone (baking mat) between the plate and table to add something flexible, but I lost my interest and bought a press.
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Old 01-31-2020, 07:46 AM
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Re: AKUA Pin Press for Large Linocut print?

I ended up being falling in a rabbit hole of watching printing videos. From a video from Akua, they also say that you need a very flat table. The artist in this one is making some good size prints with it.

It looks like it would work but it also looks to me like it's essentially an expensive rolling pin with handles that can turn into a stand. You can get a high quality heavy rolling pin (high quality so it won't bow in the center) for a quarter of the price of that. Having not seen it in person though, I don't know if there are qualities about the pin press that might make it worth the price.
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Old 02-10-2020, 12:29 PM
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Re: AKUA Pin Press for Large Linocut print?

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I ended up being falling in a rabbit hole of watching printing videos. From a video from Akua, they also say that you need a very flat table. The artist in this one is making some good size prints with it.

It looks like it would work but it also looks to me like it's essentially an expensive rolling pin with handles that can turn into a stand. You can get a high quality heavy rolling pin (high quality so it won't bow in the center) for a quarter of the price of that. Having not seen it in person though, I don't know if there are qualities about the pin press that might make it worth the price.

mostly that it is machined to be very precisely flat I think.
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