Martin Sander Press (inspired by the plans see showcase)



This site is home to a project that began forty-four years ago.(The Whole Story) The site its self was put on the Internet fifteen years ago with a mission  to provide information and plans to Intaglio printmakers wishing to build their own Etching Press. Since its inception hundreds of printmakers have realized that dream! You should take a look at the Showcase to view some examples of what is being done with the plans.


The plans provide all the details needed to build three different types of presses, with two different types of drives, a hand operated chain drive or a hand operated gear drive. They can be easily customized both functionally & esthetically to reflect your individual needs.


If you have any questions and I'm sure you will, I ask that you check the FAQ section before contacting me, the answer might be posted there as well as some answers to questions you might not have thought of. So enough talk feel free to explore the site and I hope to meet you on the road to Pressdom!


View the latest addition to the etching press showcase



I recently made a new site layout in an attempt to make the site more user friendly and easier to find in search engines. If you have any problems navigating the new site I would appreciate your comments so that any issues can be fixed. I have provided a feedback form for this purpose and would welcome your input ...................

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(all press photographs on this site are actual presses built from these plans, by printmakers from around the world)


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