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The Blue Boy

The Blue Boy Press is a lightweight practical solution for printing where space is at a premium. It can be fixed to a worktop or used freely and then stored elsewhere. It weighs in at 16 kg  (35 lbs) so  is not too heavy to move around, which makes it the ideal solution if you teach and need to carry your press with you.


The press was designed by Suffolk printmaker Michael Carlo for use in his studio and as a teaching aid. He is happy for us to manufacture it. Michael is also featured in the Ann Westley book 'Relief Printing' talking about his work and The Blue Boy Press.


We are Baker Fabrication, a small steel fabrication business situated in the Cambridgeshire fens. We have been making and selling these presses for about the last 5 years.


This is a relief printing press and will therefore only print the surface of the matrix. It is suitable for lino, MDF, wood, steel or  any other smooth surface.


SPECIFICATIONS:   height of press (closed): 340 mm     bed size: 405 mm x 510 mm       weight: 16 kg       max opening: 75 mm