Hawthorn Etching Presses: Designed and built in the UK by Hawthorn Printmakers. At present three sizes available. All presses are driven by the lower roller through an enclosed gearbox. All rollers and drive shafts are on bearings and at a gear ratio of 4:1 giving a very smooth action.Two vernier gauges are fitted at each end of the top roller so that the printer can see and set both pressures very easily and accurately.The bed is made from a very hard synthetic material. The press is finished in Hawthorn Green powder coating which is very tough and long lasting.