DIY Rembrandt Press Printing Press by Bill Ritchie

Home > Winners > #32121


DESIGN DETAILS
DESIGN NAME:
DIY Rembrandt Press

PRIMARY FUNCTION:
Printing Press

INSPIRATION:
The huge, wood 17th Century all printing press at Rembrandts Museum inspired our Wee Woodie Rembrandt Press design based on a replica of the old-world press. This Do It Yourself and fully functional hand printing press made of wood is for all ages plus it has a USB flash drive for continuing education and linking to other resources.

UNIQUE PROPERTIES / PROJECT DESCRIPTION:
The design is a working printing press, made of wood for assembly by people young and old. This Do It Yourself toy printing press modeled after Rembrandt's 17th Century machine includes a wood printing plate inspired by Rembrandt. This working press lends itself to teaching the art of hand printmaking and history as well. A flash thumb drive in the woodwork can be connected to a device such as a Smartphone or tablet so users can download data provided free or follow links to online resources.

OPERATION / FLOW / INTERACTION:
The assembled press simulates the one used by Rembrandt, who made printing plates by etching lines in copper. Printers applied ink and put the plate on the press and laid paper over and a thick fabric for pressing. By turning the star wheel the plate on the bed moved between the rollers, pressing the paper into the ink lines and on the paper. To teach users about printmaking craft, art and history, print making expertise is stored in a USB thumb drive designed for connectivity to the internet.

PROJECT DURATION AND LOCATION:
The project began in Seattle USA in 2012 with a teaching intention. By design the original model was a miniature printing press for serious print makers plus being a desk model of the historic presses of the old world. Improvements developed for making the press easier for youth to assemble and operate. A USB flash memory drive was added and as a PressGhost which gives users access to printmaking techniques, eBooks stored in memory. links to online video demonstrations and other resources.

FITS BEST INTO CATEGORY:
Toy, Games and Hobby Products Design

PRODUCTION / REALIZATION TECHNOLOGY:
Wood working models were made from photos of printing presses dating back centuries, like the one used by Rembrandt. The scaled down design proved to be functional. Presses went to families to play-test; videos were shared in workshops with artists, toy and game designers. The press was simplified so that a CNC routing machine could be used to make it more affordable. This is a functional toy as well as a craft tool and with the USB flash memory drive for online resources and game connectivity.

SPECIFICATIONS / TECHNICAL PROPERTIES:
Length: 265 mm; Width: 125 mm; Height with wood base: 230 mm; Bed length: 265 mm; Bed width: 87 mm; Bed thickness: 12 mm; Roller lengths: 110 mm; Rollers diameter: 36 mm; Press weight: 1.2 kg; Bed width allows 75 mm printing plate; Top roller set to 40 mm from bed; 35 X 175 mm Pusher Blanket; 1 meter USB extension cable; 8 Gigabyte flash thumb drive.

TAGS:
Printing press, Rembrandt press, etching, print making, press making, press design, fine art, fine art printmaking, art toys, toy press

RESEARCH ABSTRACT:
Fine art print making has gone beyond human scale and so youth are denied hands-on experience. Miniature presses and technology can remove the obstacles to learn and practice these arts; digital storage allows on-board digital information for art history and continuing education through e-books, links, interactive tutorials and serious games for printmaking teaching. The Do-It-Yourself movement shows that making a toy-like, working press will restore printmaking to learning about the arts.

CHALLENGE:
Established art theorists and educators and business factors were limitations met. Add to this the commercialized fine art print market, with its old-world views of printmaking as cheap reproductions; the inventor had to overcome challenges in the course of developing a toy in the domain of industrial-strength practitioners. Only by detaching from the commonplace practices and joining with toy and game designers could a new frame of reference was found. A door opened to art education for youth.

ADDED DATE:
2014-01-28 10:15:42

TEAM MEMBERS (3) :
Designer Bill Ritchie, Engineer Ric Miller and Engineer Thomas Kughler

IMAGE CREDITS:
Image #1: Creator Bill Ritchie, Press with plate, 2014. Image #2: Creator Bill Ritchie, Press with print, 2014. Image #3: Creator Bill Ritchie, Press with devices, 2014. Image #4: Creator Bill Ritchie, Press disassembled, 2014. Image #5: Creator Bill Ritchie, Rembrandts PressGhost, 2014.
Video Credits: Produced entirely by Creator Bill Ritchie.

Visit the following page to learn more: http://tinyurl.com/lp54bzo
VOTE FOR THIS DESIGN

VOTE FOR THIS ENTRY

CLIENT/STUDIO/BRAND DETAILS
NAME:
Emeralda Works, Perfect Press Division - A Seattle Company in Washington State, USA

PROFILE:
Emeralda Works, Perfect Press Division, is a provider of products and services to the fine art printmaking world. We specialize in new technologies that impact fine art printmaking, education and training of print makers, programs for print collectors, and printmaking experiences for young people. We also do research and testing of new delivery methods for printmaking experiences, such as graphic novels, built-in data storage systems for printmaking tools and equipment, and community development of printmaking programs, online education and printmaking fairs.

NOMINATION DETAILS

Diy Rembrandt Press Printing Press by Bill Ritchie is a Nominee in Toy, Games and Hobby Products Design Category.

· This project is currently confidential as results have not been announced yet. Images and further details of the project is not available for public yet, please check back later. If you are the owner of this design, please login to view the images.

· Click here to register today inorder to be able to view the profile and other works by Bill Ritchie when results are announced.
AWARD DETAILS

Diy Rembrandt Press Printing Press by Bill Ritchie is Winner in Toy, Games and Hobby Products Design Category, 2013 - 2014.

· Read the interview with designer Bill Ritchie for design DIY Rembrandt Press here.

· Press Members: Login or Register to request an exclusive interview with Bill Ritchie.

· Click here to register inorder to view the profile and other works by Bill Ritchie.
SOCIAL
+ Add to Likes / Favorites | Send to My Email | Comment | Testimonials | View Press-Release | Press Kit
See other A' Design Award and Competition WinnersA' Design Award Presentation Submit Your Designs
 
design award logo

BENEFITS
THE DESIGN PRIZE
WINNERS SERVICES
PR CAMPAIGN
PRESS RELEASE
MEDIA CAMPAIGNS
AWARD TROPHY
AWARD CERTIFICATE
AWARD WINNER LOGO
PRIME DESIGN MARK
BUY & SELL DESIGN
DESIGN BUSINESS NETWORK
AWARD SUPPLEMENT

METHODOLOGY
DESIGN AWARD JURY
PRELIMINARY SCORE
VOTING SYSTEM
EVALUATION CRITERIA
METHODOLOGY
BENEFITS FOR WINNERS
PRIVACY POLICY
ELIGIBILITY
FEEDBACK
WINNERS' MANUAL
PROOF OF CREATION
WINNER KIT CONTENTS
FAIR JUDGING
AWARD YEARBOOK
AWARD GALA NIGHT
AWARD EXHIBITION

MAKING AN ENTRY
ENTRY INSTRUCTIONS
REGISTRATION
ALL CATEGORIES

FEES & DATES
FURTHER FEES POLICY
MAKING A PAYMENT
PAYMENT METHODS
DATES & FEES

TRENDS & REPORTS
DESIGN TRENDS
DESIGNER REPORTS
DESIGNER PROFILES
DESIGN INTERVIEWS

ABOUT
THE AWARD
AWARD IN NUMBERS
HOMEPAGE
AWARD WINNING DESIGNS
DESIGNER OF THE YEAR
MUSEUM OF DESIGN
PRIME CLUBS
SITEMAP
RESOURCE

RANKINGS
DESIGNER RANKINGS
WORLD DESIGN RANKINGS
DESIGN CLASSIFICATIONS
POPULAR DESIGNERS

CORPORATE
GET INVOLVED
SPONSOR AN AWARD
BENEFITS FOR SPONSORS

PRESS
DOWNLOADS
PRESS-KITS
PRESS PORTAL
LIST OF WINNERS
PUBLICATIONS
RANKINGS
CALL FOR ENTRIES
RESULTS ANNOUNCEMENT

CONTACT US
CONTACT US
GET SUPPORT

Follow us : Twitter Twitter | Twitter Facebook | Twitter Google+.
Share |