Thursday, May 22, 2008
We at Takach Press are working on building a new online store to better serve the printmaking community. Things will look very similar but you will need to be reissued a password as that information will not be transfered to the new store. Please feel free to leave feedback for us.
Friday, May 02, 2008
Used NuArc Exposure Unit
1000 Watt, Table Top Plate Maker For Sale
Model 26-1K Mercury Exposure System
Used NuArc Exposure Unit For Sale
22" x 26" vacuum frame for exposing, Photo-Litho, KM and Solar Photopolomer Plate, ImagOn Films.
Exposure unit Specifications
NuArc company, inc.
Chicago, Illinois U.S.A.
Lamp: GW114 Lamp, 135v, 1000W
$695.00 Plus Shipping and Handling
For More Information Please Call 1-800-248-3460 or Email: email@example.com
or see New Exposure Units available through Takach Press
Posted by Alan Takach at 5/02/2008
Saturday, April 05, 2008
Our students organized an end of the quarter printshop talent show last month, and Takach has a brief cameo. Enjoy!
Monday, March 24, 2008
Takach Etching Press Synchronized Pressure System
Takach Etching Press With Synchronized Pressure System And Rotational Blanket System
Takach Table Top Etching Press With Synchronized Pressure System, Rotational Blanket System, and Optional Captains Wheel
Posted by Alan Takach at 3/24/2008
Saturday, March 08, 2008
Release their inner printmaker, incorporate printmaking in your lesson plan or art program for youth. A recycled product that works well and is budget friendly can also be good for the environment. Recycle the wax coated cardboard from empty milk cartons or similar packages, like juice. The material is something you can have your students bring from home to obtain adequate quantities for the class while encouraging recycling. Similar to printing from Styrofoam boards the waxed side of the cardboard will resist water based inks, allowing the artist to select where the ink will hold by scraping or incising lines. Stippling effects are wonderful and can be achieved by pressing the point of pointed object like a pen making a recessed area for ink to hold. Cutting through the wax layer to expose the cardboard beneath will expose the fibers of the cardboard creating wonderfully organic edges and color ranges. Similarly areas within the image can be removed to create large areas of color. Try a multiple color application process normally called selective wiping or a la poupe, by placing different colors in different regions of the print during the wiping process. Where the colors meet blending will occur. This is a simple project with wonderful results. It does require that the plates / waxed cardboard be wiped, practicality would suggest cheesecloth if you don't have a good way to obtain tarlatin. This technique is primarily an intaglio process, but if your inks are of the right consistency color can be rolled onto the raised surfaces after initial wiping of contrasting colors. Try printing with Akua Intaglio Non-toxic inks, with inexpensive Speedball brayers.
Akua Intaglio Inks
Posted by Alan Takach at 3/08/2008
Thursday, March 06, 2008
Wednesday, March 05, 2008
Used Table Top Etching Press For Sale
Used Takach 1836 Table Top Etching Press For Sale
Many Accessories includedSupport bench, copper plate, registration grid, bed cover, apron included.
plus shipping and handling fees. Contact Takach Press for more information
Tuesday, March 04, 2008
Hand Rocked Mezzotint Copper Printmaking Plate
Edward C. Lyons Mezzotint Rocker
Posted by Alan Takach at 3/04/2008