FACILITIES AND EQUIPMENT
Peregrine's French Tool American Press
30" x 50"
Peregrine's American French Tool Intaglio Table Top Press
In January of 2006 Peregrine Press completed the purchase and acquisition of our 2nd American French Tool Press built by Conrad Press with a bed size of 36" X 18". This new press compliments our existing American French Tool Press with a bed size of 30" X 50".
Polymer Plate/Photo-intaglio/Photo-litho Light Unit
In 2004 Peregrine Press, thanks to the efforts of Judy Allen and Bill Curtsinger, added a photo intaglio component to our studio with the renovation of a MECA donated enlarger that Bill spent countless hours and ingenuity re-configuring into a photo light source. Several other members, notably Anne Garland, joined in the efforts to do the necessary buildout for a new darkroom which we now use to expose and process photo plates for printing.
An industrial quality exposure unit — a Teaneck Desktop Exposure Unit with Olec Integrator — that can accomodate 22" x 28" plates was donated to the press by David A. MacElhiney of SPIRExpress in Portland. It uses an Olec 5k UV lamp with digital integrator. The whole unit, including vacuum-table, is a self-contained table-top box about 3' x 3' x 4' is perfect for polymer plates, photo-intaglio, and photo-litho and is now sitting outside our darkroom. With this acquisition, Peregrine Press now has one of, if not the best, polymer plate, photo-intaglio, and photo-litho capabilities in the entire state.