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The Blick 906 Etching Press is an economically priced press, ideal for home studios, art fairs, and schools. Every 906 etching press is hand built especially for us using only the finest quality, American-made parts.
The 906 Press is gear driven for easy pulling of etchings, drypoints, engravings, collagraphs, linoleum block prints, and paper plate lithographs. Calibrated pressure adjusters let you see exactly how much pressure is being applied. The 4" (10 cm) diameter, lathe-turned upper roll can be raised to accommodate mounted linoleum up to 22 mm thick. The total clearance without a blanket is 32 mm (1¼").
For the secondary school classroom as well as the individual art studio, the 906 is an excellent choice. Its maximum print size is 12" × 24" (305 mm × 610 mm) with the 26" (66 cm) bed plate, and 12" × 34" (305 mm × 860 cm) with the 36" (91 cm) bed plate.
Printmakers have found that the lightweight 906 press travels nicely to art fairs and workshops. Removing the bed plate makes carrying the press easier.
Bed plates and one gray ¼" cushion blanket are sold in a separate package from the press body. We recommend the additional purchase of a catcher and a pusher with your press.
For Your Information — We recommend that you use three blankets — a cushion, a pusher, and a catcher — to equalize the pressure and lessen the strain on the upper roller shafts of your press. You will need a catcher and a pusher. The catcher blanket should be placed directly on top of your damp printing paper, the cushion blanket on top of the catcher, and the pusher on the very top. The catcher blanket should be washed regularly so that it doesn't become stiff from the sizing.
906 Etching Press Bench
Made of sturdy steel construction for the 906 press, regardless of its date of manufacture. It has a convenient storage shelf below. Stands 29" high × 50" long, and is 15½" wide.
These blankets, especially for the 906 press, are made of fine quality, dense wool felt.
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Comments about Blick 906 Etching Press:
Love this press. Assembly of the stand was simple once I sorted the bolts. Directions a little skimpy. I was able to do this without assistance.Have printed copper plates, plexi monotypes, collographs and all printed beautifully. I am a professional artist. The fact that this is a gear driven press makes all the difference.My only negative is the pressure indicators on each side are only little glue backed strips. Had to reinforce them before they fell off. Also the description given for the press say you can make prints 12 " wide. This is misleading because that is true only when printing to the edge of your paper leaving no border around your print.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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Really nice press for mid size and small prints
from Winchester, MA
Great for its portability, its pressure is very effective and I can pull really nice prints out of it. The thing that could do better is the pressure meter, it's just a label, that I doubt it's equally located on both sides, so I have to doble check the balance of pressure counting how many turns I gave to each handle.
(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)
Best Press for the price!
from Williamston, SC
I am a professional artist, painter and printmaker, but bought this for a school where I was filling in as for the art teacher. The only problem I had was that the press came with only one 5/16ths x 2" bolt. The press requires 8. I called Blick It took a month to get replacement bolts. When the replacement bolts came they were marked on the package as 5/16ths x 2" but they were not. I broke down and went to the local ACE hardware store and for three dollars replaced the bolts. The press is better than other presses costing twice as much. When I remodel my new studio I plan to buy one for printing smaller etching plates. This is a great press for collagraphs which is about the only thing schools can routinely afford to print. And the size is as large as you would normally print in a classroom. Buy the metal bed plate. Guard your blankets! I had another teacher borrow mine at one site to cleanup a mess. At another site a crafts person cut one up for a design.
906 Etching printing press
from Kingsland Texas
Instruction on use need to be more specific. Also, a list of what additional items needed would be great.
(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
This is my first experience with a press so I can't compare it to any other presses but I'm very happy with the 906. It's simple to use and fun to experiment with. Right now, I'm using it for reduction block printing and have tried out several types of blocks including lino, poplar & mdf boards and have gotten good results with all.
Small Mixed Media Press
from san digeo
Cyber Monday and got a fantastic deal on this little press. It is mobile and very quick assembly. The packaging was solid and I will reuse it for mobile printmaking workshops. There is a small scratch from manufacturing on the bed but does not influence the print quality.
Fantastic small format press!
This little gem is delightful! Thus far, it's only seen lino cuts (both mounted and unmounted) and the results are far superior to those pulled from a homemade bottle jack press... even when comparing images using the same block, paper, etc. No itaglio prints yet, but I feel confident this press can do them with no problem. I purchased the small, steel plate bed and the associated white blankets. The size is perfect for a smaller scale work, and the machine solidly made and finished. I do reccommend that it be mounted to a solid surface, as my first, excitied attempts proved that simply setting it om a tabletop is not that way to go.
Perfect little press!
By Jen G
from Denver, CO
Small and portable, yet sturdy enough to get the job done! I bought one in 2007 and used it so much, I WORE IT OUT! Just recently had some issues with the press setting staying put - my dad has taken it apart to see if he can fix it. In the meantime I just bought another one, I liked it so much! I find this style press in many classrooms and art centers where beginners are learning about the wild and wonderful world of printmaking! :)
LOVE my baby blue!
Have had this press for 9 years, and printed literally thousands of prints! Portable, reliable and adorable - never had any issues or problems.Sadly today I think it bit the dust... There is an internal issue with setting the pressure - the roller is operating independent of the dial on top and the pressure jumps around. My dad and I will take it apart and see if we can fix it.In the meantime I just ordered another 906 one exactly like it, I have loved this one so much and am looking forward to another 9 years with it's twin (or more)!
906 Etching Press
By Bubba's Studio
from Pineville, LA
Product came with 4 bolts wrong size. Easy assemble. Sticker for roller height setting was falling off. Had to do my best to set it right. Ran 2 editions of 10 prints. Board for placing the paper on during printing process gets crooked and the edges get a grinding. Pressure has to be pretty tight to get a good impression. Prints turned out pretty good. Overall decent home unit it is a bit overpriced for what you get.
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