Category Archives: Hand Presses

Upside Down, Left To Right: A letterpress film

A short film by  Danny Cooke about letterpress and one of the few remaining movable-type printing workshops in the UK, situated at Plymouth University, featuring Paul Collier.

Typoretum featured on Spitalfield’s Life

We were recently commissioned by  St Jude’s to illustrate an interview with the The Gentle Author of  Spitalfields Life in the first issue of  Random Spectacular, published this week in aid of  Maggie’s Centres. As a result of the commission, The Gentle Author visited our letterpress workshop and interviewed me for the  Spitalfields Life journal […]

New North Press – Wilton’s 150th Anniversary poster

Richard Ardagh of Elephants Graveyard directed me to this delightful short movie showing him printing – ably assisted by Graham Bignell of New North Press – some letterpress posters, on an Albion Press. This poster, to commemorate the 150th Aniversary of Wilton’s Music Hall, is available for purchase along with other letterpress printed items via […]

The highly ornamented Columbian Press

The Columbian is by far the most lavishly decorated of all iron handpresses, although it must be noted that many of the embellishments function perfectly well as the working parts of the Press. The English writer T. C. Hansard once commented (shortly after the first Columbian Presses appeared in London) that: “If the merits of […]