enjay Etching Presses


RP18D Direct drive 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

press in studio

Picture of upgrade coming soon

The RP18 is a printmaking workhorse which is configured for A2 format and is able to print all intaglio processes. Relief printing is easily handled to paper width 385mm (when using runners). These direct-drive presses are robust, with professional wheels. Bedplates of composite materials are effective, long lasting and safer than steel.

  • 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
  • Cabinet is standard

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

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]
  • Steel cabinet base has a convenient storage shelf & provision for locking wheel
  • 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 Tee Handle are standard
  • Pressure screws with Tee Bar with black balls are optional (see pic)
  • Mass of main lift RP18Direct is 35kg


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.


  • RP18D etching press A2 format Direct Drive (bench mount) t.b.a.

Optional extras

  • Steel cabinet base with fully lockable castors and shelf
  • Felts kit comprising 1 x A grade & 2 x B grade
  • Overlay sheet and 3mm relief printing runners kit
  • *Prices are in AUD and subject to confirmation at time of ordering

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