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The Press at the Press (Part 2)

There are two presses in my studio. I talked previously about my etching press, which is the larger of the two. The other press is a Lithographic ('litho') press.  It is a Takach-Garfield press with a 34" x 60" bed.  At first glance, it would seem to be very similar to the etching press, but a closer look will show [...]

The Press at the Press (Part 1)

The single most important piece of equipment that a printmaker owns is their press. It is probably also the single most expensive piece of equipment and it may be the heaviest piece of equipment. If you have never been in a print studio though, it may be difficult to imagine what one of these beasties looks like. There are several different types [...]