Last day of our woodcut workshop here at Josephine Press!  Lots of great prints made in the 4 day workshop that happy artists went home with.

Everyone hard at work on their black and white woodcuts in the woodcut workshop, taught by the artist Joseph Vorgity.

The artist Anne Herlihy at work on her tarot card series of etchings.  Anne has made an etching for each of the major arcana and then prints a triptych of chosen cards for her friends after doing a reading.

We have etching workshops at Josephine Press in Santa Monica, CA, every Tuesday evening, 6:30pm-10:30pm, and Friday at midday, 11:30am-3:30pm.  Email us if you’d like to sign up, josephinepress@earthlink.net.

The artist Amy Kathryn working on her small etchings during our Tuesday evening etching workshop.

camillataylor:

Sketch and monoprint from teaching the monoprint workshop this morning. 

Monoprints from one of our recent workshops.  The next workshop is on July 26th!

camillataylor:

Sketch and monoprint from teaching the monoprint workshop this morning. 

Monoprints from one of our recent workshops.  The next workshop is on July 26th!

Artist Ann Thornycroft is assisted in printing her etching and aquatint triptych by studio manager and printmaker Camilla Taylor (with the purple hair).

Untitled etching by Ann Thornycroft printed at Josephine Press

Our intern, Valentina Mogilevskaya, works on an etching plate, refining the aquatint.

Josephine Press has two weekly open workshop etching sessions, Tuesday 6:30-10:30, and Friday 11:30-3:30.  Email Josephinepress@earthlink.net to sign up or find out more information.

The artist Anne Herlihy (on the right) shows her tarot card series of etchings to a fellow artist in the etching open workshop on Fridays. 

Pictured is The Hierophant from Anne’s ongoing series.

camillataylor:

Making little relief etching plates from scraps found around the shop. 

Studio manager Camilla Taylor will be demonstrating relief etching during the etching workshop this coming Tuesday!  Email us at josephinepress@earthlink.net to sign up.

camillataylor:

Making little relief etching plates from scraps found around the shop.

Studio manager Camilla Taylor will be demonstrating relief etching during the etching workshop this coming Tuesday!  Email us at josephinepress@earthlink.net to sign up.

THIS PRESS HAS SOLD!

Sturges Etching Press, 28” x 48” press bed

Josephine Press is selling a Sturges 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 Sturges Press, model CP-5, for sale.  It’s solid cast iron and steel with a 28” x 48” press bed.  It’s a solid workhorse press.  This press was manufactured sometime in the  80s, but a precise date is difficult.  It has been fully restored by the team at Josephine 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 Claremont, 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 1380 pounds.

We’re asking $3,300 for it.

-Excellent condition

-28” x 48” x 1” press bed

-Takes 22” x 30” sheets

-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”

Skidded: 41” x  54”