THIS PRESS IS SOLD!
Sturgis Etching Press, 28” x 48” press bed
Josephine Press is selling a Sturgis etching press. Josephine Press has been in operation in Santa Monica since 1984 and has a long established reputation for selling and restoring printmaking presses. Our master printer John Greco is skilled in the restoration and conditioning of presses.
We have a Sturgis 1904 Press that we’ve refurbished. It’s solid cast iron and steel, has a book press below the printing surface, and a 28” x 48” press bed. It’s a solid workhorse press.
Please contact Josephinepress@earthlink.net with any interest
Sturgis Etching presses have a solid history of performance and ease of use.
This press is located in Santa Monica, CA. We can help with the transportation of the press within the LA County area for an approximately $500 additional fee. Otherwise, any transportation (such as skidding, forklifting, moving, disassembly, etc) is the responsibility of the buyer.
Without the press bed, the narrowest point of the frame is 31 inches, so it can be moved through normal doorways.
Shipping weight is approximately 1450 pounds.
We’re asking $2,700 for it.
-Very good condition
-28” x 48” x 1” press bed
-Takes 22” x 30” sheets
-Equipped with book press, 29” x 20”
-Comes with complete set of blankets
Printing Pressure Systems:
The drive is on the lower roller, which allows easy adaptability for soft ground work.
The press has a 28 x 48” steel bedplate and 6” solid steel upper roller. Lower roller 10” diameter.
Planetary drive allows ease of use, with approximately 8:1 gear reduction. This press may be used for intaglio, relief, paper plate lithography or monoprinting.
Over dimensions, not skidded: 40 x 48”