Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Antique Press

Well it arrived today after a long discovery and shipping journey. Reliance Hand Relief Press - 21" x 27" platen.

It weighs about 1600lbs and was built over 100years ago. I have to get the bed rolling a little quicker as its clogged with many years of grease and dirt. The bed has some rust spots from not being used in a long while . But once its cleaned up I'll be doing some larger woodcuts and hopefully this weight of press will help with the "inprint" in to the paper that I was missing in my hand barren prints.

I'm very excited to get this baby up and running. I'll try to post some stills of the clean up process and eventually some video of it in action. So stay posted.

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