The launch of Thin Ice Press

On Thursday 24th January printers, staff, students and guests gathered to mark the official launch of Thin Ice Press. Guests moved between the print studio, English department and The Norman Rea Gallery, as we enjoyed a range of events, including: practical printing, talks, a letterpress exhibition, and even a printing bike!   Thank you to allContinue reading “The launch of Thin Ice Press”

Crowdfunding Update & a Busy Week

Our first wonderful announcement is that, thanks to you generously donating and spreading the word about our crowdfunding campaign, we have hit our fundraising target! To find out how this will shape the future of Thin Ice Press click here and if you missed the crowdfunding deadline and still wish to donate you can do soContinue reading “Crowdfunding Update & a Busy Week”

The Print Studio & Press Arrival

It’s been a hectic few weeks here at Thin Ice Press. A few weeks ago room D/L/051 begun its transformation into the print studio and, with all the old desks removed, the space was revealed to be great. We’ve had many deliveries within the last few days. The first of these included type cabinets fromContinue reading “The Print Studio & Press Arrival”

Letterpress Printing: Past, Present, Future at the University of Leeds

Last week we went to the University of Leeds for the final in a series of conferences on letterpress printing. The previous three events had addressed The State of Historical Letterpress, Using Letterpress and Letterpress in the Digital Age; this time the focus was on Letterpress Printing: Past, Present, Future. The conference featured key noteContinue reading “Letterpress Printing: Past, Present, Future at the University of Leeds”

New Adana 8×5 & Open Days at the University of York

Last week we welcomed an Adana 8×5 to the Thin Ice Press. Below you can see some photos of the team gathered round our new press as we set it up and the first ever imprint! After viewing a wide range of presses at The Logan Press we began to realise how amazing it wouldContinue reading “New Adana 8×5 & Open Days at the University of York”