THERE WILL BE SIGNIFICANT UPDATES IN EARLY APRIL, ONCE I RETURN FROM THE SOUTHERN GRAPHICS CONFERENCE IN PORTLAND. YOU WILL BE ABLE TO DOWNLOAD THE LEVELING GUIDE, SOME OLD PROPAGANDA FOR THE PRESS, AS
WELL AS SOME OTHER SURPRISES. PLEASE DROP ME A LINE IF YOU HAVE OR KNOW
WHERE A GLEN ALPS PRESS IS. I WILL POST A RUNNING LIST OF WHERE PRESSES HAVE BEEN FOUND AS WELL.
I have been trying to locate and contact the owners of the 80 beautiful presses which were built between the late 1950's and the mid 1980's by University of Washington printmaking professor Glen Alps, who also popularized and named the technique of collagraph. These presses were specifically built for printing collagraph plates as well as woodcuts and etchings. Print Zero has a manual and electic version of this press. I am putting together a complete history of the presses, owners contact list, blueprints, and instructions about maintenance, moving, etc in an effort to keep these presses alive.
I started a facebook group to connect those with the press and a place to post info, images. https://www.facebook.com/groups/1662726097344662/