Maintenance of your Etching Press
The printing press is very easy to use and is extremely versatile, letting you print etching, dry-point, lino and wood blocks as well as collographs and any surface which you etch into or build up.
The top roller is lacquered with clear varnish, if this gets ink on it or finger prints, this will not affect your printing quality however visually if you want to keep your press looking bran new make sure you wipe the ink away.
The printing press pressure is set by adjusting the metal pressure adjusters. Every 6 months or so depending on how much you use your machine just a spray of WD40 in the sides frames will keep your machine working perfectly.
The printing matt that we provide with the press is a substitute for the etching blankets, they do the same job as the traditional 3 blankets but do not last as long.
Damaging the press, You can damage the printing press if you wind one pressure adjuster down without the other one. If you drop a press from a great height, or if you try to put things like metal screws or sharp objects through the rollers..
So long as you look after your press you will be printing forever!
Our presses are made with loving care so they should be treated accordingly.
If you look after your printing press, it will print beautifully for you for years and years.