Presses and Accessories
Ettan Press is currently out of stock of all models of our presses. Due to the current economic climate along with changes within our small, family run business, we are suspending production and sale of presses until further notice. We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.
We will collect the name and contact information for those who are interested in purchasing a press in the future should production resume.
All warranties will continue to be fully honored. Please contact us at our 800 number if you have a warranty question about your existing Ettan Press.
Professional-quality impressions from miniature plates cannot be made on cheap, small presses offered to beginners.
Our lightweight Ettan MS-12 is a high precision machine with the design features of our larger presses. The MS-12 has a press bed of 12” x 24” x .25” (30.5 cm x 61 cm x 0.6 cm) and a 4” (10.2 cm) upper roller. Such a large diameter, unusual in small presses, minimizes bed/plate angle, providing a soft drive over the plate. The 2” (5.1 cm) lower roller, made of Cr/MO steel, is driven directly. Both rollers are supported by heavy-duty bearings, each rated at 25,000 lbs (11,350 kg). The MS-12 weighs 40 lbs (18.1 kg); it is shipped in carton by Fedex.
The MS-18 has a bed plate of 18" x 36" x .50" (46 cm x 91.5 cm x 1.3 cm). The top roller has a 5" (12.8 cm) diameter. The 2.75" (7.0 cm) bottom roller, made of Cr/Mo steel, has a gear reduction of 4:1 it is driven by a standard crank handle. The MS-18 weighs 90 lbs (41 kg), and is shipped crated by truck freight.
The MS-3 bed, 24” x 48.75” x .75” (62 cm x 124 cm x 1.9 cm), is protected with a non-corroding metal sheet, which can also be used to facilitate plate registration. The upper roller has a 6” (15.2 cm) diameter. The lower roller, made of Cr/Mo steel, is 4” (11.5 cm) in diameter. A 12:1 gear reduction provides high torque. Each roller is supported by four bearings, each of which can withstand 55,000 lbs (24,970 kg).
For their size, these presses are truly lightweight - approximately 280 lbs (126 kg). The MS-3’s are offered standard with a drivewheel or optional MU-1 motor unit (M). The presses are shipped crated by truck freight.