Our Presses

We currently run four hand-fed presses with a fifth, the motorised TP48, earmarked for restoration.

SQUINTANI MODEL NO. 6

Manufacturer: C.G. Squintani & Co.
Date: c. 1870
Weight: Estimated to be ¾ tonne
Operation: Foot– with potential to be steam driven
Chase (Print) size: 9” x 13”


Details: This is a jobbing press. It’s a large clamshell platen with a revolving plate and fly wheel. More information here.

ADANA EIGHT-FIVE, SIX-FOUR & FIVE-THREE

Manufacturer: Adana
Date: c.1949 – 1960
Operation: Hand
Chase (Print) size: 8"x5"
Chase (Print) size: 6"x4"
Chase (Print) size: 5"x3"


Details: A table top platen press is a traditional, transportable teaching press, and is a favourite of hobby printers because of its size.

CROPPER CHARLTON GALLEY PROOFING PRESS

Manufacturer: HS Cropper & Co. Ltd, Franklin Works, New Basford, Nottingham
Date: c. 1880
Operation: Hand
Chase (Print) size: 23" x 13" bed. 12" x 9" ink plate


Details: A proofing press does exactly what it says on the tin - it's ideal for proofing a forme before printing on a larger jobbing press. It is also great for poster work because of the large bed.

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Kim Gribbon, Bonbon Photography

ADANA T/P48 (TREADLE)

Manufacturer: Adana
Weight: Est. 300lbs
Date: 1947
Operation: Foot
Chase (Print) size: 7" x 11"


Details: Floor standing, treadle operated press

ADANA T/P48 (MOTORISED)

Manufacturer: Adana
Weight: 308lbs
Date: 1947
Operation: Motor
Chase (Print) size: 7" x 11"


Details: Motorised floor standing press
Status: Awaiting restoration