The Studio

 

Our Space

The studio is split over two units and is over 1500 sqft / 139 sqm in size.

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UNIt 9

Education & Composition Room

Unit 9 provides an inspiring space for learning. There are 6 compositions areas / stations and a flexible space for different table arrangements to suit the variety of workshops we offer.

Within the space there is also a table and benches to take breaks at and for members who want to chill out in the studio or discuss their work.

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Unit 8

Heritage Space & Shop

Within unit 8 you will find a collection of our larger presses, wood type and the casting machines. This space is for more advanced letterpress printers but it also serves to introduce and educate people on the history of print and casting.

We are working on creating a dark room within unit 8 which will enable people to create printing plates to add to their handset compositions.

Within unit 8 there are two more compositor stations for use when workshops are being held within unit 9

Our Equipment

We value quality and well made equipment at the studio and we have invested in equipment accordingly. Our equipment at the studio is expanding and the quantity of equipment at ffowndri makes it impractical to list it all our so here are some of the highlights:


Letterpress

  • 6x Adana, 8x5 table top presses, fully restored

  • Gem proofing press, bed size: 30 x 23”

  • Vandercook SP15, bed size: 14 ¾ × 20" (Under restoration)

  • 2x Arab Follio Foolscap platen presses, chase size: 13 x 9” (Under restoration)

  • Gietz parallel approach platen press (Under restoration)

  • Stephenson Blake proofing press, bed size: 13 x 18”

  • Variety of other table top presses


LinoCUT Printing

More information about our lino printing equipment will be added to the website in the coming months.

  • All of our Adana table top and proofing presses listed above (under letterpress) can be used for lino printing

  • More details about our equipment will be added to the website in the coming months


Bookbinding

  • A4 nipping press

  • Imperial hot foil press

  • More details about our equipment will be added to the website in the coming months


PAPER MARBLING

  • More details about our equipment will be added to the website in the coming months

Calligraphy

  • More details about our equipment will be added to the website in the coming months

Book Arts

  • More details about our equipment will be added to the website in the coming months