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Pocket Press + Etching Kit
Printmaking Kit in a Box
A Mini Etching Press in a BoxWith this handheld etching press you can print intaglio, relief and monoprints. This printmaking kit includes the handheld pocket press, plus everything you need to set up your printmaking station at home or on the go. It comes with my handheld 3.5" x 2.5" pocket press , an 8" x 9" rubber platen (also known as the press bed), 2 8" x 9" felt blankets, illustrated instructions, and a large clip for clipping the setup to the edge of a desk or table. Watch the video below to see how it works!
Pocket Printmaking Press + Magic Platen
A small yet mighty etching pressI designed this handheld press and Magic Platen for serious printmakers who need an alternative to a floor or tabletop press. This handheld small etching press concentrates your strength so you are able to print your etchings, monoprints, linoleum, woodcut and letterpress plates by rolling over your plate in rows. The Magic Platen stays put on the tabletop and holds your plate in place while you press because the yellow rubber coating causes objects to resist movement when pressure is applied. This blue platform is useful for embossing and collagraph prints because you can lay materials directly on the platen and they won't move when you roll over them with your press. I use it to create cards and prints with objects likes alphabet refrigerator magnets, wire shapes, cutouts, textured cloth, leaves and flowers.
Pocket Press + Magic Platen with Registration for Linocuts / multiple passes
A Linocut Press StationI created this Magic Platen design for linocutters and other printmakers who want to create multiple print runs on a single sheet of paper. This small linocut press and platen (your plate holding platform) features built in registration pegs that make it easy to line up your plates, and also makes it possible to print using with dry paper. This platen can also be used for pressing intaglio and monoprints. My built-in registration pegs are standard hole punch size. I'll include a short stack of pre punched paper as a guide for you (overseas orders include less paper to keep shipping costs down). You can use this press and platen to press etchings, monoprints, collagraphs and to create embossings as well as to create your perfectly registered reduction linoleum prints. The press is approximately 3" x 3" x 2.5" It is small enough that it can concentrate your strength to press even the deepest acid etched plates. The platen (the platform that holds your plate) is a 9" x 12" with a printing area of about 9" x 9". It is possible to extend your printmaking surface horizontally. This platen is now only available in blue.
Pocket Press with Linoleum Printmaking Kit
Ultimate Linocut Kit
A Linocut Kit for your Pocket Press!A great add-on kit for your printmaking press. This is the safest and highest quality linocut kit out there. Not only are the materials non toxic, but it includes a custom made bench hook for keeping your fingers away from the linocutting blade. The kit also inlcudes 2 linocut plates, a linocut knife with 6 interchangeable blades, a rubber brayer, block printing ink, carbon transfer paper and 10 sheets of paper.
Custom Pocket Press Engraving
Pocket Press EngravingAdd a custom engraving to the top of your pocket press to make it the perfect printmaker gift. Simple logos and designs that can be completely filled in, or simple initials are welcome! I engrave these with a wood burning tool by hand so tiny detail is not possible. When you place your press order, send me a file with your image set to fit a 3" wide by 2.5" tall box. My email is Diana (at) printmaking press.com.
Print Drying Line
Bench Hook for Carving Linoleum Plates
Drypoint Etching Kit
A drypoint etching kit for your Pocket PressAre you ready to start drypoint etching with your Pocket Press? I put this nontoxic intaglio printmaking kit together so you can skip class and start printmaking now. The set includes my handmade etching tool, (2) 5" x 7" plexiglass etchings plates, an ink stick, plus 10 sheets of paper and illustrated instructions that teach you how to create your plate and ink it. You will need a Pocket Press or other etching press to press your etchings onto paper.
Just the Magic Platen
Drypoint Etching Plates (2)
Two 5″ x 6″ plexi-glass intaglio plates with a protective plastic on each side. Both sides are ready to etch.
Powerline Linocut Print
A Hand Pressed Powerline LinocutI created this small series of linoleum prints using my Pocket Press and Magic Platen with built in registration pins. The pocket press makes an excellent linoleum press, even though it is better known for its ability to press etchings and monotypes. You can see how I created this print on my blog How to Press a Linocut with a Pocket Press. The powerline image is 3.5 inches tall and 5 inches wide on a 5" x 7" sheet of paper. Your print will be signed before it is sent out.
A 4 inch rubber brayer for inking linocut plates.