From the 19th century hand-pulled Albion press, the meticulous engineering of the monotype automated type-setting process, the automatic paper-feeding Heidlebergs, screenprinting, to 1980s Risograph, a digital printing process devloped in Japan, Hurst Steet studios offers a fasicinating insight into the history of printing, with every kind of press still being used as part of the printing professions. During Artsweeks different printers will be giving demonstrations on their various presses, as well as exhibiting their prints. As with the presses, their prints vary too, from books, pamphlets, poster and cards to Fine Art limited edition prints. And you might even get a printer to talk to you.
At other times of year you can find:
Richard Lawrence teaching at the Bodleian's Bibliographic Press Rooms in his role as Superintendent of the Bibliographic Press.
Robin and Rosie teaching at the Wytham Studio and holding relief printmaking exhibitions
Tel. 07946 597316