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This heavy-duty press produces excellent, even prints from woodcuts, linoleum, flexible and soft printmaking materials, Printfoam, etc.
It is equipped with adjustable rollers — the top roller is spring-loaded and self-lifting for easy printing of type-high blocks.
The press can be mounted with C-clamps (supplied) or permanently attached to a surface with bolts. The bed plate measures 12" × 24" (30.5 cm × 61 cm), and the press weighs 26½ lb (12 kg).
® Speedball is a registered trademark.
(based on 4 reviews)
of respondents would recommend this to a friend.
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Making an "Imprint" on our students!
By Mrs. Kozy
from Grand Rapids, Michigan
Comments about Speedball Printers Press:
We are working through a unit on printmaking. While transfering prints through rubbing is successful, it is great we can now use a etching press! My students are very excited to use this press to create their collograph prints.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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Speedball Printers Press
By Visual Arts
from Colorado Springs
We are using the product to do lino prints. It has been great for the students to learn how to use a press. I like the steel rollers and showing them how to adjust the rollers to get great prints. It is flexible and can be used for larger size block prints. I also like the size and that is easily fits in our classroom.
(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
Solidly made and reliable
from New York, NY
I bought this press years ago for use in my classroom because I do frequent print-making projects with my middle and high school students. The press is quite solidly made and works well, however, it isn't a complete "no-brainer." Even expensive presses require some adjustment for plate thickness and type of paper and this one is no exception. I don't find that a drawback. The adjustments are easy to make by turning the rotating lever on top and there's a numbered gauge so you can remember the exact tension you used for the next time. I did make one substitution: I didn't like the aluminum clamps that came with the press so bought two C-clamps at a hardware store. These provide a more stable grip on the supporting table. I have used this press for collographs, monoprints and drypoint etchings with much success, although I mainly use it for linoleum printing with 9 x 12" plates. It's been a reliable workhorse in my classroom and I would recommend it to anyone who wanted a reasonably priced portable table-top press.
(22 of 23 customers found this review helpful)
NOT a good press
from S.E. Tennessee
This press is VERY difficult to set up, use, and get good results from. Sure, you can make it work with a lot of tweaking, trial and error, and frustration- But in the end you'll spend more time trying to figure out a way to 'make it work' than you will actually printing with it. Save your money for a more capable press!I've used (or rather TRIED to use) this press myself, and also know a number of others that have attempted to use it, so I know it's not just me!
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
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