Yes I think you'd have to go to Athens to get one so could, just as well, go to mailorder.. You might want to get one directly from Hunt Corp (Seal/Hunt-Bienfang) or whoever own's the unit doing the mechanical dry mount presses at this time--- these days called "Masterpiece" (and not just the big model but also the commercial 210). Seal used to have an office in Germany but I have little idea of its current fate--- especially since the Seal brand is now limited to a different class and series of products (its all in transition).arigram said:Is there a mail-order store in Europe I could get a dry mounting press from? It has to be new, so no Ebay would do.
Forget the US.. Most probably they'd send you a 110v version. Worse still there are differences between the US and European versions--- and some like Ademco are European products.arigram said:Thank you Edward.
Yes, I considered the shipping costs and that's why I didn't think of ordering from the US where I know the stores that carry the presses.
This is where things get tricky to decide. Do you want a vacuum press or a mechanical press? In a vacuum press you must get a press at least as large as the largest print that you want to mount. With a suitable mechanical press you can work, should the need arise, in bites. My Seal 220M can only handle 18 1/2x23" in one piece but can work 36" in sections by any length (so one can do 91cm by XXX).I am not sure of the brand or model, but I would like one that could do photographs up to 50x60cm which means the press should be larger to accommodate the larger board.
The starting point is to decide which press one wants.. from there I can suggest sources..I have already email three companies (One in UK, two in Germany) to see if they got anything not listed in their catalogs.
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