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Old 11-07-2016, 10:53 AM
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a very interesting small press: Craft and Concept

Like I always do, I was looking at various presses on the Internet this last week-end when I ran across a VERY interesting small press that is now on the market: the Craft and Concept SCOPE press. (pics are attached below)

While I've not used one yet, I like the way they are built. The press is similar to the Sign Press.... but it's nice and portable. It even comes with it's own cover & backpack!

They also make wooden Etching Presses that look very nice indeed.

Look for them at: http://craftandconcept.com

While I typically make my own equipment, I may just purchase one of these. Even if I don't, I'm certainly happy to see a well-built domestically made small press.

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Re: a very interesting small press: Craft and Concept

Craft and Concept also has a facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/printfactorykc

they have several good pictures of their presses, AND some really great prints, too!
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Old 12-08-2016, 09:39 AM
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Re: a very interesting small press: Craft and Concept

Update: while the Craft and Concept folks do have an interesting press, I guess they don't want to sell them. After over a month, they have yet to reply to my e-mails.... so I have my doubts about them.

Oh well.
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Re: a very interesting small press: Craft and Concept

I've seen a lot of talk on FB about using a diecutting press for printing.

This is a link for a UK source:
http://www.hobbycraft.co.uk/xcut-xpr...ne/591311-1000

and in the US
http://www.joann.com/xcut-xpress-a4-.../14856470.html

I have no direct experience of this but the work I've seen suggests it would work fine, although only for small prints.
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Old 01-28-2017, 10:44 AM
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Re: a very interesting small press: Craft and Concept

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I've seen a lot of talk on FB about using a diecutting press for printing..

I've seen that being discussed, too..... and I don't see any reason it wouldn't work. The die-cutting presses are just like small etching presses.

The only thing to consider is how thick a plate they will take. You'd probably need to use unmounted lino.... and then build the thickness up with packing to get the right pressure.

About the Craft and Concept Press: they never did write back..... so I guess they aren't really interested in selling their machines.
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Old 03-14-2017, 08:33 AM
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Re: a very interesting small press: Craft and Concept

Yes, there's info on FB about the Xcut Xpress

I'm considering, instead, on buying a larger but table top press for relief work.
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https://www.annieday.com.au/xpress
Xcut Xpress - Only for small prints, but this does show how one artist adapts the machine for a long, narrow print.
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