Technical data etching press HP-80

Plate format (bed size)

80 x 130 cm


Diameter upper roller

13 cm


Bed thickness

1.5 cm


Wall thickness upper roller

1,7 cm


Measurements of the press:

Diameter of lower roller

12 cm


- Length (of side frames)

85 cm


Diameter of star wheel

127 cm


- Width (incl. star wheel)

125 cm


- Height (without stand)

32 cm


Max. opening between bed and upper roller

4 cm


Length of roller

80 cm


Screw thread of pressure spindles (metric)

M 20

Weight of the press

150 kg

330 lbs

Dimensions of the under frame (optional)



Work height, without under frame

13 cm


Work height of press on stand

90 cm


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.

 The HP-series presses are upper roller driven (without gearing). The spokes from the wheel are made of stainless steel pipe. If the spindles are loosened, the upper roller is raised by spring pressure. This makes presses ideally suited for lino and woodcut as well as intaglio printing. A pile of leather or cardboard can be placed under the spindles, thus providing more flexibility during printing. The upper roller has self lubricating bronze glide bearings and the lower roller ball bearings. The star wheel can be dismantled. Working hight bases of diverse constructions are available as options. Bases are detachable. Simple base (HPO-80) is only a steel support frame. Base HPOD-80 comes with two wooden shelves to offer storage capacity underneath the press. Base HPODW-80 comes with wooden shelves but has casters (double brakes) as well.

Etching press HP-80 with a simple stand HPO-80
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Etching press HP-80 with under frame with 2 shelves HPOD-80
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Etching press HP-80 with under frame with 2 shelves and 4 casters HPODW-80.
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The under frame HPODW-80 with outside dimensions. The under frames HPO and HPOD have the same outside dimensions
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