This is the latest version of the etching press....conveyor belt roller at the top...about 420mm wide. bottom roller is geared with a ratio of 11:1.
etching press ....wabble drive
this is the latest version of the etching press with the wabble drive...an eccentric drive indeed.
The Gutter Press is a small tabletop etching press with a bed size of 410mm width....length about 900mm. It is made of 5mm laser cut steel plate. The bottom roller runs on Teflon coated bushes and no lubrication is required. The press may be direct drive....but i have been working on a wabble drive mechanism that I saw on You Tube ...Oxtool...Etching press Wabble Drive. The one I saw was heavily machined and rather more sophisticated than my attempt, but this seems to work ok. At present in at the local TAFE College printmaking department for a bit of a workout. The press is shown set up for a relief print...probably lino.