This hand paper press is for papermaking and related art applications, such as drying and pressing botanicals, bookbinding, printmaking, or anything requiring high pressure. A single pressing (2000 PSI) removes water to quicken the drying process, and also produces a harder finished surface than paper pressed by hand.
Raise and lower the platen by turning the hand crank, which operates a press screw. Multiple sheets can be pressed. Produce unique surface textures by using alternative couching materials, such as linen cloth or burlap. Or emboss the surface by laying a stencil, doily, or mylar cut-out on the sheet before pressing.
This fully assembled press is handcrafted from Baltic Birch. It can be mounted to a work table with bolts or clamps.
Standard Press — Make 8½" × 11"
Large Press — Make 11" × 14"
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