Martin Schneider a maker, printmaker, designer and Illustrator based in Cologne, Germany has created a compact fully functional 3D printed printmaking press. Providing an easy way to engage in printmaking wherever you may be on specifically designed to make etchings and printing accessible to everyone. Watch the demonstration video below to learn more about the Open Press Project which is this month launched via Kickstarter and already raised over €100,000 thanks to over 1,200 backers with still three days remaining on its campaign.
Pledges are available from €55 or roughly £48 for a fully assembled 3D printed press with delivery expected to take place during September 2019. “With a maximum of 145x75mm, the paper size is quite small in comparison to regular presses, but isn‘t it intriguing what you can come up with on that scale? Every print fits into an envelope and is perfect for small greeting cards, business cards or a wonderful Christmas present for the entire family (it is never too early to think about Christmas presents!).”
“The Open Press Project works just like a regular etching press. But now you can bring such a press into your home! With only a fraction of the costs of a normal press. Finally printmaking is possible for everyone! We have tested various blankets and decided to use this high quality woven blanket. It is extremely durable and perfect to print very fine aquatints, mezzotints, drypoints, engravings and etchings!”
For more details and a complete list of all available pledge options jump over to the official Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign page by following the link below.