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Hale etching presses, intaglio presses, lithography presses for the graphic arts and fine art printmaking. Manufacturing of the heavy duty professional printmaking equipment in Finland since 1980.

Etching press M80
All the presses have steelbeds, which are not in the picture.

M80 + M80E – Press features

  • Bed size 80 cm x 160 cm
  • Other lengths optional
  • Available in both hand operated and motor driven models
  • Presses are made for heavy duty profesional and institutional use
  • Equipped with a stand
  • Roller diameters 17 cm
  • Micrometer pressure dials to allow consistent pressure application and repeatability
  • Torque wrench dials to adjusting consistent high pressure.Max 150 Nm
  • Max printing pressure (Nip pressure) 8000 kg
  • Also for relief printing.Polyurethane or cardboard placed under spindles for flexibility
  • Base mounted safety guards to protect hands while printing
  • Optional plex safety guard, covering and moving up and down with the roller, available for 120 Euros
  • Bed stops screwed to the underside of the phenolic resin bed
  • Hand operated model uses a balanced heavy wheel
  • Manual starting and shutting off of system for motorized model
  • Optional light sensors for shutting off the system automatically available for 315 Euros
  • Grese nipples for SKF ball bearings and spindles
  • Optional stand with casters available for 105 Euros
  • Includes manual
  • Presses do not include blankets, blankets are sold separately
  • Customisations, for example other bed lenghts are available by arrangement
  • The stand is shipped in parts and the press fits through doors when the gearbox side is turned vertically up. Four to six people are required to carry the press
  • Road freight crate 2 cubic metres
  • We warrant the press to be free from deficits in material and craftmanship for 4 years, parts, such as motors and other attachments, made by other manufacturers will carry their own manufaturers' warranties
TECHNICAL DATA, Etching press, intaglio press modelM80M80E
Bed size (other lenghts optional) 80x140x0.8 cm 80x140x0.8 cm
Overall length (with the stand and bed) 160 cm 160 cm
Overall width (with the stand and bed) 142 cm 125 cm
Overall height (with the stand and bed) 127 cm 127 cm
Overall length (without the bed) 100 cm 100 cm
Overall width (without the bed) 90 cm 90 cm
Overall height (without the bed) 65 cm 65 cm
Thickness of bed
Steel 85kg 1 cm 1 cm
Weight with the stand (With the steel bed) 358 kg 408 kg
Rollers diameter 160 mm 160 mm
Wall thickness of rollers 17.5 mm 17.5 mm
Diameter of the drivewheel 900 mm  
Max opening between the bed and the upper roller 50 mm 50 mm
Screw thread spindles M 30 M 30
Electric voltage AC (400 V optional)   380 V
Power electric motor   550 W
Printing speed   2 cm/sec
Gear box ratio 1:10 gear box 1:480 twin worm gear box
Crate size WxLxH 130x170x90 cm 135x170x100 cm
Weight of crate 408 kg 458 kg
Crate 2 cubic metres 2 cubic metres