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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 5 reviews)
of respondents would recommend this to a friend.
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Nice press without the Price
By Beth the Art Teacher
Comments about Speedball Printers Press:
For the price the printing press is the best for the money.Gives the effect of a much larger press without the high price tag. The one thing I wish was better was the bed plate. The railings on the side of the bed plate are too thin for some of the easy-cut blocks, and will have to have additional side rails for different thicknesses of print blocks.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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Making an "Imprint" on our students!
By Mrs. Kozy
from Grand Rapids, Michigan
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.
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.
(4 of 4 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.
(24 of 25 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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