3D-printed etching press
Open Press Project is the first 3D-printed etching press … and won‘t be the last! Everyone who has access to a 3D printer can produce their own fully functional DIY press and print their own etchings, dry-points or engravings. Woodcuts, linocuts and other relief printing techniques work, too! The plans are free, so with only 5 € of material costs it is also the world’s most inexpensive press!
When David Yang ’22 first encounter this toy, he saw its incredible potential and brought it into existence. Since then, he has shown many friends its power to enter an endless loop.
The bust of Nefertiti – this model is optimized for the Original Prusa i3 MK3. This revised model was scanned and processed by artists Nora Al-Badri and Jan Nikolai Nelles for their project “The Other Nefertiti”; their intention is to make cultural objects publicly available to everyone.
Print takes roughly 7 hours and 30 minutes at 150 µm layer height.
Special herringbone planetary gear. The only way you can manufacture this piece is 3D printing, since the interlocking gears cannot be assembled from separate pieces.
Print takes roughly 3 hours at 100 µm layer height.