This Pocket Press model works exactly the same as thee press with the metal rollers. The only difference between this kit and the original Pocket Press is the rollers are made entirely from a heavy duty industrial strength polymer.
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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