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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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.


Due to arrive shortly an Arab platen press.




Printmakers Services



Editioning:-


From small editions (5) to much larger (100 - 1000’s )

here at Bracken Press we have the knowledge and experience to print either:-


Etchings, Drypoints, Aquatints, Mezzotints

Every etching / print is unique and requires an individual approach during printing.

A ‘bon a tirer’ (good to print) would be required before commencement of any editioning work.

Paper and ink can be sourced to cater for the individual artists requirements.

Your requirements will be discussed to achieve your desired result.


Each print will be flattened and interwoven with acid free tissue prior to collection.


Lino - prints, Wood cuts, Wood engravings


Hand printed on one of four platen presses onto a choice of fine papers,

either damp or dry printed. The choice of finish is entirely yours.


Each print will be flattened and interwoven with acid free tissue prior to collection.


Letterpress


Full fonts of type are available to the individual artists to compose his / her own narrative.

Either traditionally printed using Albion /  Columbian presses

or the semi automatic Arab Platen for larger editions.


A comprehensive stock of artist’s papers are available.

Specialist paper can be ordered to compliment your work.



Previous editioning work has been undertaken for:-


Graham Clarke A.R.C.A., Williamson Art Gallery, Birkenhead.

John Rockall.     Phil Weston.   H.Murray. Dennis Printers Ltd.

Ravenscar Charitable Trust.  Robert Cornwell.  Kane Cunningham.

Tom Laughton. Alan Ayckbourn. Simon Palmer. P.Lunn,

Mr & Mrs Shenstone, Window Gallery, Brighton

Square Cat Bistro, Teesside College of Art.

Northern Arts, Yorkshire Arts, Galllerie du Chapitre.