Model Treadle Press (from Excelsior Catalogue)

Presses

Let­ter­press Print­ing Machines (and never Let­ter­presses!) were made to cater for almost every need: from tiny cards to news­pa­pers and posters. I’ve chosen a rather arbit­rary sys­tem to group them: small presses; platen presses; iron hand presses and cyl­in­der presses.

Have a look around: you might be able to select your next press or learn a little more about the equip­ment you have.

A UK-centric view of letterpress printing