Discovering a long, lost Leftover

We picked up a new press today! Well, not-so-new, I guess, but new to us.  We are the third owners of this 1970's electric combo press.  And it came to us with the original receipt and correspondence about building a table to accommodate it.   It was in a small basement gallery in a very large and lovely, I'd call it a mansion, in the Warm Springs District in Boise.  The movers struggled to get it out of the studio, up a very slender staircase, out the door and down the long cobblestone driveway to the moving truck.

When they went back for the table and picked it up to move it, we discovered the original owner had used a large panel of wood with the remains of a painting on the underside of the table.  A leftover, leftover from the 70's.  

The press and table have taken a window seat in our studio at Wingtip and I can't wait to print my Leftovers on it.   Oops, now you know, I haven't printed my Leftovers yet either!


  1. Nice! Is that a Wright Press; looks like it. I had a motorized version as my first press and it was a wonderful press. So much so that I later ordered a manual version for my high school studio. Both presses are still going strong. Easy to use and simple to convert from intaglio to lithography press. Nice addition to your studio. Happy printing.

    1. Hi Melody! Thanks for the testimonials. It is a Wright and I'm so happy to have it. I didn't get the litho attachment and will need to get one made. Any ideas where I could get one? Thanks for the double serving of Leftovers!

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    3. Amy, there wasn't an attachment for lithography. You simply lower the pressure bar so the roller is sitting on the bed. Unscrew the butterfly bolt located on the center front of the roller housing which holds the upper roller in place. Raise the two pressure adjusting screws on the top right & left of the roller housing, then remove the center bolt on the top. Raise the pressure bar. Now you will be able to easily remove the top roller. A scraper bar can now be inserted into the bottom void of the upper roller housing and locked into place by replacing the butterfly bolt. When finished with litho printing, simply remove the scraper bar and replace the roller. Really, really easy; my high school students were able to do it all the time with no hassles. Scraper bars can be purchased on line; Takach Press for example. Measure the width of the opening in the roller housing to be sure the one you order fits. Hope this helps. Best, Melody

    4. Ahhh! Thanks, Melody! Very exciting news. I will definitely check out the scraper bars at Takach.