Description of etching press HS-35

Technical data

Bed size

35x60cm

14"x24"

Diameter of lower roller

5,6 cm

2.2"

Bed thickness

0,8 cm

0.3"

Wall thickness of lower roller

1 cm

0.4"

Measurements of the press:

Star wheel diameter

82 cm

32"

- Length

50 cm

20"

Max. clearance between bed and upper roller

4 cm

1.6"

- Width

45 cm

18"

Screw thread of spindles (metric)

M 12

- Height

30 cm

14"

Dimensions of cardboard container

31x46x61cm

12"x18"x24"

Length of roller

35 cm

14"

Weight of press

36 kg

79 lbs

Diameter of upper roller

8 cm
(solid)

3.1"

Dimensions/weight when packed on a pallet

80x60x47 cm, 45 kg

24"x31"x19"100lbs

General
The plate material; "printing bed":
The plate is made of laminated paper sheets, in liquid resin, pressed under high pressure and temperature. The plate is covered, on both sides, with a white melamine coating. Perfect bed material, compared with a metal bed; does not warp, no oxidation, cheap, safe (=not heavy), very pressure resistant, easy to make marks on the bed.
Top roller driven or bottom roller driven:
Regularly printmakers ask us which drive system is better. There is no difference, the paper does not "feel" the difference while being printed. Some believe that top roller driven is better, some believe bottom roller driven is better. We have both systems available.

 Combining manageable design (36kg or 79 pounds), a reasonable bed size and a very affordable price, this press is highly favoured by schools and other institutions. The HS-35 can easily be stored away by removing the four spokes from the hub. The hard synthetic bed plate runs between the cylinders. The press is upper roller driven. Like all our other intaglio presses, the construction with springs facilitates relief printing (lino, mono and wood-cuts). The upper roller is provided with self lubricating bronze glide bearings. The lower roller is provided with ball bearings.The press is delivered in a sturdy cardboard box.