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Old 08-07-2018, 07:23 PM
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My New Small Press!

Hello ALL.... For the last few weeks I've been working on a new, all-metal press design. I WAS going to wait until it was completely done before I posted a few pics.... but impatience got the better of me, so here is a picture.

It's a little machine, with just a 5x8 print area. I built it for demonstrations, and for printing post-cards, ACEO's, and so forth. Since this pic was taken, I've completed the base..... now I'm working on the gripper assembly. Hopefully, she'll be printing by the week-end.

I've got other presses, both big and small.... but I can already see this little kitty is going to become one of my favorites.

I'll post more pics once it's complete. (thanks for looking!)
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Old 08-10-2018, 12:13 PM
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Re: My New Small Press!

Just a quick note / update:
The press is now 90% complete, and tested. A few tweaks still remain to be done, like some decorative carving on the side plates and so forth.

It prints GREAT. Actually it prints just like my Showcard Press, just smaller. I did some tests using crusher-gauges, and it will easily press with 3000 psi across the entire bed.. which means it will do intaglio, as well as relief printing.

I also kept very accurate records on the cost to produce the little machine, with an eye to possibly doing a production run for sale. It looks like I could sell them for around $500 or so and still make a nice profit, if I made a run of ten units

Unfortunately, judging by the response I've seen, nobody seems interested... so it is doubtful if I'll make a production run.
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Wow! That's impressive.

We had a hijack hack of our front page which the techs have fixed now so many members couldn't get onto WetCanvas.
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Old 08-15-2018, 10:08 PM
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Re: My New Small Press!

Very nicely built!
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Old 12-11-2018, 09:32 PM
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Just a rather late note to say how exquisite your little press is. An example of real craftsmanship & a joy to see. I do hope it prints as well as looks! Amazing!
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bravo! admire your press building knowledge
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Re: My New Small Press!

Hello Bridog, Lilymars, contumacious, and vmrs.... thanks for the good words. Since that was posted a few months ago, I've added a few things to the press. I've finished the grippers, made a nice wooden base and so forth. Below are a few pics of it in it's "ready to print" form.


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Very very nice! I always enjoyed intaglio printing in college.
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You are clever! That looks great.
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