This is a prototype Pocket Press that I am offering at a discount. This model works just as well as the press I currently feature. The only difference between this kit and the original Pocket Press is the rollers. These rollers are made entirely from a heavy duty industrial strength polymer. Don’t be deceived by its plastic appearance; this material can withstand 10,000 PSI. It takes about half that amount of pressure to crack concrete.
Each kit includes:
- one 3.5″ x 2.5″ pocket press
- a 9″ x 8″ rubber press bed
- two 9″ x 8″ felt blankets
- a large clip for clipping your printmaking station to the edge of a desk or table
- illustrated instructions
Essentially a handheld etching press, the Pocket Press works by concentrating your strength and pressing in overlapping rows. Be sure to stand up, and only press forward.
I recommend starting with a water based ink and soaking high quality papers for 20-30 minutes. Refer to my blog for insight on using this press with a variety of inks, paints and substrates.
Watch the video below to see how it works.
I make each Pocket Press by hand, drilling and sanding each wood block before constructing and affixing the roller hardware and branding each press. I cut all the felt blankets and rubber platens by hand, too.
I strive to be a zero waste enterprise, and this may mean the color of your press parts or your felt will vary depending on which option is greenest. Your kit may arrive in a padded envelope instead of a box for the same reason- I always try to reuse packaging to save trees and cut down on waste.
Watch the video to see how to print a linocut and an etching using your Pocket Press:
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Please be aware that overseas orders may incur fees at customs, and for this reason may be held at your post office.
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