Thin Ice Press is housed at the University of York. We are in the process of building a reproduction common press, based on one that belonged to Thomas Gent – the York printer who produced pamphlets on the frozen River Ouse in 1740.
The common press will be used alongside our other printing presses by staff, students and in public workshops. We have plans for publishing, research, teaching and outreach activities and we also hope to launch one or more imprints, as well as creative work.
We hope the press will provide an opportunity to tell the history of printing in York and to also create links with the wider letterpress community of today.