I’m looking for a relatively inexpensive flatbed press to enable letterpress and lino / woodcut relief printing up to UK A4 size. I have come across a relief printing press manufactured by Hunter Penrose in the UK. A PDF factsheet can be found here :
Has anyone had any experience of this press or any similar designs that may fit the bill ? Any information would be gratefully received.
Hunter Penrose Relief Press
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This was the standard type of press used for initial proofing of typeset work some 50 yrs ago. OK for one-off proofs while the type was still on a galley, and where positioning did not matter, but useless as a production machine.
It also needs a hand roller and a plate for ink mixing etc as the type needs to be inked by hand for each impression.
Drucken und Lernen (www.drucken-und-lernen.de) in Germany has got several similar presses. Pribably cheaper as well. They sell mainly to schools where they are being used to print linocuts. They’ll ship.
Many thanks for your comments and the useful link to Drucken & Lernen.