I am building an etching press of my own design that will become the foundation for Miller's Press print shop. The press is the most important and most expensive part of the shop. I am asking for help in purchasing parts and hiring a machinist to mill the metal. I have the tools and the ability to put all the parts together; however, getting the parts made for such a specialized machine is challenging for this kind of precise equipment.
Miller's Press refers not only to the physical press or machine, but also to the print shop as a whole. Printmaking is something that has historically been associated with a community, and in my personal history, with an institution or a university. Because the "shop" is a collection of specific and expensive printmaking items it is very likely that a young artist would not be able to afford making prints on his or her own. Miller's Press will be set up so that artists who don't have access to a press can come in and use this professional equipment without any cost to them.
Press Mock Up!
The Building Begins!
Miller's Press logo as seen on the t-shirt, silkscreen poster, and sticker.
"Buffalo," relief print, 8"x10," 2011, by Aaron Miller. $20 Award
Miller's Press Buffalo t-shirt, $25 Award
"Tanker," intaglio print, 10"x12," 2010, by Aaron Miller. $40 Award.
"Lyrics For A Fox," 10"x15", 2010, by Gwyneth Scally $50 Award.
"The Rider," mezzotint print, 5"x4" image on 10"x8" paper, 2010, by Aaron Miller. $100 Award.
"Venerable Gaze," mezzotint print, 5"x4" image on 10"x8" paper, 2010, by Aaron Miller. $101 Award.
"H.B. and the Hedgehog," relief print, 15"x10," 2011, by Gwyneth Scally. $120 Award.
"Miner, Artist, Hipster, Spy," mezzotint print, 8"x6" image on 12"x10" paper, 2011, by Aaron Miller. $200 Award.
"Ursa Major," relief print, 50"x40," 2011, by Gwyneth Scally. $500 Award.
"Steam Press," relief print, 50"x36," 2011, By Aaron Miller. $500 Award.
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