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Bessie the Pressie


Happy to report a new addition to the studio...Bessie! For years I have had pulled all of my prints, with love. There is an art to hand pulling a print and I no doubt have achieved that! With the addition of this studio friend I am so excited to crank out my prints. I think opening the door to more possibilities and experiments in print is what the second half of 2019 is going to look like for me.

I believe this press is a Griffin, a very old Griffin etching press. The steel bed is about 16.5 x 34, so maybe a Series 00? With no marking I can only go by the frame work and gears. And of course after some elbow (ouch!) grease she will be ready to go!

Stay tuned for more before and after images...coming soon!




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