You can now choose between the standard side part and a version that has little feet! A lot of people wanted to have an option to clamp the press onto a table or screw it to a board. Feel free to print the new piece and let me know if there's anything you would like to get changed! I've designed the feet to be compatible with the same M5 screws you are using at the top.
I hope you like it!
Open Press Project is the first 3D-printed etching press ... and won‘t be the last!
Everyone that has access to a 3D printer can produce their own fully functional DIY press and print their own etchings, dry-points or engravings. Woodcuts, linocuts and other relief printing techniques work, too!
With only 5 € of material costs it is also the world’s most inexpensive press! All you need to know about your first print is summarized here: http://martinschneiderart.com/openpressproject/
This is the outcome of my Intermediate-exam at KISD Köln International School of Design. After about 7 years of printmaking at Kölner Graphikwerkstatt (http://www.graphikwerkstatt.de/) I thought I should give the world a press that is not as expensive, heavy and huge like any other printmaking press. I figured that the unavailability of a press is one of the main challenges for people that want to try printmaking. That's why I decided to create one with my 3D-printer! Over the course of 5 months I built 10 prototypes, printed more than 100 proofs and used a kilometer of filament. And I got it working! The final prototype is able to print on a 70 x 100 mm paper!
All of the files are licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License, so you're free to copy, share, and edit the press for non-commercial purposes. I would love to see your redesigns, adjustments and improvements to the press! After more than 300 years of nonexisting innovation in the design of a printmaking press it's time to bring it to the next level.
To start printing you have to download the 3D files! For detailed instructions please visit: http://martinschneiderart.com/openpressproject/
Or download the PDF here: http://martinschneiderart.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/openPressProject_instructions.pdf