Welcome to the Bracken Press PRINT-workshop website

Individual courses for print-makers, in intaglio (etching, drypoint, aquatint)

& block printing & wood engraving  (lino-prints, surface printing) & letterpress


Established 1974.

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Occassionally we hear of printing equipmwnt that is for sale, any item will appear here.


Equipment for sale:-




Letterpress:-

Surplus to requirements

Arab Platen Crown Folio press

Size of chase 15 x 10 inches ( 380 x 255mm) 2 available    

3 rollers including roller stocks & bearer for third roller

No safety guard.

Treadle operated (no motor)

Spring & Plunger to hold chase on back platen

Brake attachment, not presently on press but available.

Length 45 inches ( front to back)

Width 35 inches

Height 50 inches

Weight approx 18 cwt

Presently stood on two wooden 3 x 2  planks

See photographs, click on any image for slideshow & larger image

This Arab has been under used for several years, perhaps once a year it was pushed into service for the annual Christmas card.

Purchased in 1983 from a local printer, moved twice, rollers replaced in 2011, one unused roller, see photographs.

Youtube video of the press in action below.

https://youtu.be/Thh8quCjX_c

Any questions please do ask.


Buyer to dismantle and remove from Scarborough, North Yorkshire. UK.

Price £2250.00 on collection.

Contact here

British Letterpress links below about Arab platen presses

Running an Arab

http://britishletterpress.co.uk/presses/platen-presses/the-arab/buying-building-and-running-an-arab/

Taking an Arab apart

http://britishletterpress.co.uk/presses/platen-presses/the-arab/taking-an-arab-apart/


A Britannia platen press before refurbishment
A Britannia platen press before refurbishment
Cheeks of the Britannia platen press.
Cheeks of the Britannia platen press.
Tympan of the Britannia Press
Tympan of the Britannia Press
After refurbishment Britannia press
After refurbishment Britannia press
Brass nameplate 412 of the Britannia Press
Brass nameplate 412 of the Britannia Press


Printing Press refurbishment


With over 40 years of experience of working with platen presses we have the knowledge and knowhow to fully restore printing presses from the 19th century, especially the iron presses of Albions, Columbians, Cogger and Britannia.



Occassionally we hear of printing presses that are for sale, do enqurie if you are looking for a particular press, we might be able to help.






Arab Crown Folio
Arab Crown Folio
From the back with flywheel
From the back with flywheel
Platen & chase
Platen & chase
Spare chase
Spare chase
Triple rollers
Triple rollers
Arab Platen
Arab Platen
Left side from the back
Left side from the back
Left side from the back
Left side from the back
Close up left side
Close up left side
Close up of damage to third roller (clear) small hole, does not affect ink distribution
Close up of damage to third roller (clear) small hole, does not affect ink distribution
Rollers on ink platform
platen closed
Rollers on ink platform
platen closed