Conrad presses are small professional presses with the features and quality demanded by the professional artist, built to withstand the rigors of classroom use. Backed by a 25-year manufacturer's warranty, Conrad presses are made entirely in the USA with no outsourced parts. All presses are shipped FOB from Whitehall, Michigan.
Most other small etching presses are made with inadequate gearing or no gearing at all, but Conrad presses are designed with the same professional features available on much larger presses. The most remarkable feature is the planetary all gear 6 to 1 reduction drive available on Deluxe models. The base of the press extends the full length of the bed plate.
The vertical frame is constructed of 1¼" square Aircraft Alloy Aluminum for maximum strength with minimum weight. The upper roll is spring counter-balanced to maintain height adjustment. Optional micro-gauges offer the barrel-thimble design calibrated to .005" per line. This means that you can adjust each pressure screw by about the same thickness as a human hair!