New Crowdfunding Campaign

Our crowdfunding campaign with YuStart is live. It has definitely come at a good time, as in the previous blog post we welcomed three wonderful iron presses into our otherwise pretty empty print studio. The main expense, the presses, was covered by generous funding from the university but this new crowdfunding campaign will allow usContinue reading “New Crowdfunding Campaign”

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”

The Logan Press

On Saturday 16th June we traveled from York to the East Midlands for a visit to The Logan Press. As one of the busiest commercial letterpress printers and restores in the UK, it seemed like a fitting place for a research and buying trip. We toured the company from the main studio to a separateContinue reading “The Logan Press”