This site is home to a project that began a few years ago.(The Whole Story) Its purpose is to provide information to Intaglio printmakers wishing to build their own Etching Press. Here you will find info and plans for building your press. This link Showcase will show you some fine examples of what you can accomplish with the plans and a little willpower.
If you have visited this sit before you will notice a new design layout. I am trying my best to make the site as user friendly as I can. I have also recently reworked the plans with a number of new features added. (see here for new features)
The plans provide all the details needed to build three different types of presses, with two different types of drives,a hand operated chain drive or a hand operated gear drive.The only work you will have to do, is build a bench for it and bolt the pieces together. A machine shop will fabricate a few of the parts for you the rest of the parts can be purchased from a Gear Supply Company. If you have any questions and I'm sure you will, I ask that you check the FAQ section before contacting me, the answer might be posted there as well as some answers to questions you might not have thought of. So enough talk feel free to explore the site and I hope to meet you on the road to Pressdom!
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