Francis Cupiss Ltd (Cupiss Letterpress)

Francis Cupiss Ltd was started by Veterinary Surgeon Francis Cupiss MRCVS in 1830 who purchased printing equipment to print labels for his veterinary medicines. The company retained the wooden poster type and metal text fonts along with the original Columbian Eagle Press to this day and continue to print Letterpress from the building we moved into in 1874. The letterpress arm of the company known as “Cupiss Letterpress” offer interested parties the chance to experience letterpress printing first hand by providing tuition with our visitors going “hands on”  to create something using our historic type on the Eagle Press or on any of our other presses. We run our experience days by request and suggest each day has from two to a maximum of six participants.

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Francis Cupiss Ltd., The Wilderness, The Entry, Diss, Norfolk, IP22 4NT