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Shaw Pen Ruling Machine II

€123.00 EUR

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Loading the ink onto  the flannel

The Shaw pen ruling machine was used to produce copy books and ledgers. The machine is mainly made from wood and brass as the inks used are corrosive. The first machine was developed in 1826, Paris, France.

Carriages holds the brass pens, upon which loaded or soaked flannel which holds the reservoir of ink is placed on top. The machine can rule 1,000 sheets in 30mins.

It is possible to produce certain fixed patterns of lines on the sheets of paper and for more complex and elaborate lined paper designs (e.g. accountancy or stock books), the sheets of paper pass through the machine several times. Two people are required to operate this machine - a machine feeder (feeding in sheets of paper) and the printer.


Limited Edition of 75 (of A2 paper sized) black & white prints. Printed on Hahnemuhle Museum Etching 350gsm FineArt paper with LUCIA pigment inks, which combined have an age resistance of 80+ years, if kept out of direct UV light. 

Each Limited Edition print will come with a Certificate of Authenticity along with uniquely-coded holographic labels that are affixed to the back of your print and on the certificate. These are registered with a Art Registry.

The print is unframed, with a white border to facilitate framing.

Every Limited Edition print is numbered and signed by the artist, with the month and year when printed. All photographs are printed to order.


Prints are shipped rolled in an protective thick cardboard tube through registered post from Ireland. Registered post with An Post offers secure postage to over 200 destinations worldwide, online tracking, insurance and compensation.

[unregistered post is available on request prior to making your order, please email me]

All listed prices are inclusive of Taxes (VAT 23%). Postage is costed separately.