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The Swift Etching Press

A collaboration with Collin Cole, and engineer Peter Spann. Collin after having used various locally manufactured presses, had never-ending issues, decided to ask his friend and engineer Mr Peter Spann to design a robust press that can give you acurate and controlled pressure. "Yes", his response was. "Hydraulically". The nett result was, the SWIFT Hydraulic Etching Press with pin point pressure precision.

During the past year, Building and Industrial Equipment (Pty) Ltd2 (est. 1970), manufactured and sold a further 6 of the SWIFT hydraulic printing presses.

The new artist/owners are excited with their remarkably easy to operate equipment. The practicality of a traditional printing press is improved by the effectiveness and precision of this hydraulic model, fulfilling the requirements of a contemporary printmaker to create individual Fine Art print and print editions.

Contact Details:

Peter Spann | 082 857 6758 |

Specifications of the Swift-Printing Press

Standard Model SPP 09/00M

Description Dimension
Bed-size 1500 mm x 900 mm
Linear load of Roller max. 8,5 kg/mm (x 900)
Working pressure Load on Roller ~25 MPa - max. 40 MPa
~3200 kg - max. 5120 kg
Rollers (top & bottom) 120 mm diameter, hard-chromed
Bed drive dual rack & pinion
Drive gearing 1 : 5,8
Storage Capacity 3 shelves each of 1,35 m² or ~0,27 m³
Dimensions Length: 1560 mm
Width: 1300 mm
Height: 1340 mm
Weight of SWIFT Press 590 kg

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