Why did you feel a Gunning Etching press was the best fit for you and your artwork?
“After lots of investigations into options for purchasing a bigger press, I visited Ironbridge Printmakers where I was able to get a feel for the presses firsthand. Also, a face to face demonstration from Dave was very much appreciated; all questions were answered clearly and patiently which helped me to see that a Gunning Press was the right press for me and my printmaking techniques.”
What’s your favourite feature on the Gunning Etching press that helps your printmaking process?
“My Gunning press is easy to use and reliable… time and time again it produces great results. My studio space is small, but the No. 2 press allows me to move and set it up with ease due to its frame and wheels. It has allowed me to work up to A2 size comfortably.”
Most printmakers have a name for their press, does your Gunning etching press have a nickname?
“I wish I had some fascinating story to tell about the name of my press but ‘My Gunning Press’ is what I call it… anything else would lose its identity. ;-)”
What would you say to someone thinking about purchasing a Gunning etching press?
“Go and visit the fab folk who make and use them at Ironbridge Printmakers… Jenny, Dave and Ellie are very approachable and listen to what your requirements are… they shape your demo around this allowing you to see which press and why it would be prefect for you. No question is too small!”
“I am so glad I purchased my Gunning Press… it is a real investment which has allowed my to develop my printmaking to the next stage.”