American French Tool Presses

American French Tool presses have the reputation of being the world’s finest etching presses. Designed and built by Andre Beaudoin for over 25 years, these fine presses are now manufactured by Conrad Machine Company of Whitehall, Michigan.

Utilizing solid steel rolls and heavy steel frames, American French Tool presses are the only presses many printmakers will use to print exacting heavy pressure photogravure prints. American French Tool presses are available in many sizes including floor and tabletop models.

These presses can be used for printing etching, type high wood blocks, collographs, and monotypes. The press bed plate has carefully designed safety devices to prevent the bed from coming off the press. Almost the entire length of the press bed can be used. Dial pressure gauges are included in the overall price of each floor model press. All presses manufactured by Conrad Machine Company carry a 20 year warranty.

Conrad Machine Company specializes in custom designed presses as well. If you desire a particular size not offered in our standard series list, let us know and we will be happy to give you a quotation according to your specifications.

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