enjay Etching Presses

RP18

RP18D Direct drive etching press &
Rp18G Geared etching press
A2 format

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Thank you for your prompt and courteous service in organising this press for us. It has arrived safely and is assembled . . . it looks great!

Margaret Kearns

We are very happy with the outcome, all I have to do now is organise some workshops!

From Daphne Gooley, Goulburn District Artists Group

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The RP18 is a printmaking workhorse which is configured for A2 format and is able to print intaglio processes. Presses of this configuration are made by all the long established makers. The presses are robust, with direct drive and professional wheels. Bedplates of composite materials are effective, long lasting and safer than steel. An optional stand is available.

  • Solid engineering design; zero maintenance requirement
  • Exceptional value for money
  • The space above the roller is completely clear to allow felts to flip over easily.
  • 5 Year warranty
  • Optional stand available
  • Bench or cabinet mount – printmaker’s choice

Safety features:

  • There are no hidden finger trapping points
  • Cautionary stickers are placed near the obvious top roller/bedplate area
  • Low mass bedplate is supported on low friction slides without wheels
  • Bed stops and anti-lift pins prevent bedplate accidentally exiting the press
  • The fully enclosed covers at sides and lower roller exclude fingers
  • Provision for locking the handwheel (on cabinet)

Technical specification:

  • Robust and rigid laser cut frame unitary welded construction
  • Upper roller 114 mm diameter
  • Lower roller 88mm diameter
  • Sealed ball bearings
  • Laminate bedplate with high compressive strength 460mm x 850mm
  • Professional hand wheel [890mm diameter with 32mm diameter rim for solid grip]
  • Gearing: direct drive on RP18D OR 2:1 by gears [not chain] on RP18G
  • Steel cabinet base has a convenient storage shelf & provision for locking wheel
  • Alternative economical stand is industrial plywood
  • Felts kit is industrial grade wool comprises 1 x A and 2 x B grade 3.2mm
  • Semi-rigid overlay sheet 450mm x 800mm x 2mm is polycarbonate
  • Pressure screws with 5 lobe hand nuts are standard on RP18Direct
  • Pressure screws are tee-bar type with black knobs on RP18
  • Mass of main lift RP18Direct is 35kg and RP18Geared is 43 kg

Transport and installation:

  • The RP18 is so compact it easily fits into most cars
  • Main lift approx. 40kg, cabinet 8kg, bedplate 3kg, handwheel 6kg
  • We deliver the press by Pack & Send to any of the P&S depots in capital cities. You can pick it up there or have it delivered by P&S.
  • Installation is easy, following the clear instructions in the manual.

Prices:

  • RP18D etching press A2 format Direct Drive (bench mount) $2,943*
  • RP18G etching press A2 format Geared Drive (bench mount) $3,687*

Optional extras

  • Steel cabinet base with shelf $546*
  • Fully lockable castors (on steel cabinet only) $182*
  • Industrial plywood stand $274*
  • Hand wheel locking bar (for cabinet or stand) $45*
  • Felts kit $115*
  • Overlay sheet $63*
  • Tee-bar pressure screws for RP18Direct $175*
  • *Prices are in AUD and include GST and are effective 01-06-18