At Magenta Sky we often get enquiries about what type of press to buy from students looking to take their printmaking to a new level. Printing presses comes in many shapes and forms and there are different presses suitable for the different techniques we teach. The main purpose of a press is to allow printmakers to take even, good quality prints and apply the correct type of pressure for transferring ink from a plate or block onto the paper. The relief press that we sell at Magenta Sky is suitable for relief printmaking such as woodcut and linocut and is a great way to take the next step forward in developing your home studio and taking your relief printing further. In 2014 we have seen lots of new enquiries about this relief press and many orders from students, schools and professional artists from all around the UK.
About the Press
This press was developed from a press seen at Michael Carlos workshop in Suffolk. He designed the press and they are made by a company called Baker Fabrication based in Cambridgeshire. Magenta Sky have been given exclusive ability to promote and sell these presses online to students, professional artists and anyone interested in relief printing! We actually use this press ourselves when we teach relief printing workshops in and around Surrey.
• Low cost, lightweight portable press
• Quick and easy to use
• Safe and efficient for professional and college use
• Ideal for home studio
• Takes various thicknesses of blocks
• Can be fixed to a table
• Metal frame, wooden press bed
• Instructions for use included
• Slide the work in, lower the top platen and off you go…
“I just thought I’d let you know how pleased I am with the press I ordered from you recently. I hadn’t heard of it before I found it on your website, and I just ordered it in hope that it would be a more reasonably priced affordable press: it’s great!?Thanks for marketing it: it’s very useful indeed for someone like me, an artist at home without access to any other presses.? Kind regards”
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