- “The weight of the press should be mostly in the rollers and the bed. Always remember that the overall weight of a press is not an indication of its quality—a very heavy press may actually have a great deal of its weight distributed in the wrong places, such as in the frame” said by Most Senior Printmaker of United State who has almost 45 years of Experience in Printmaking Research.
- While an Etching Press is the most important piece of equipment for Printmaking, there is wide variation in the types of etching presses available at REW.
- With so many etching presses on the market, encompassing the likes of Gear Drive or Direct drive, Phenolic Bed or Metal Bed, the design and quality of your press will be crucial priorities of Ours.
- You can help to ensure quality by purchasing from the right people – ideally, genuine and experienced Manufacturer with support both before and after you buy the Etching Press.
- The bottom roller of the press supports the bed of the press and counteracts the pressure applied by the top roller.
Other Offline Available Sizes Models :
All Heavy Duty Gear Drive or Motorized Options available on orders only.
Care of the Press :
- Always oil the parts of your press that require lubrication.
- Don’t use excess pressure when you print. The correct amount of pressure for each plate is determined by the print— if the deepest area of the plate is printing well, then the pres- sure is correct. Excess pressure causes the plate to wear down quickly, makes turning the handle of the press very difficult and may damage the press.
- Never print an object or plate that is so uneven in height that it might cause the bed to bounce as the roller passes over it.
- Place the press in a studio as far from the acid baths as possible-the acid may cause the metal on the press to corrode.
- Don’t leave your printing blankets engaged, or caught in the press, overnight. The damp printing paper causes the blankets to become wet, and the moisture will cause both the roller and the bed to rust.