Help The Lemonade Press move an offset press!

by Catherine Ade in Horfield, England, United Kingdom


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Flexible funding – this project will receive all pledges made by 11th March 2021 at 11:26am

The aim is to move the offset press from Devon to Bristol

by Catherine Ade in Horfield, England, United Kingdom

About The Lemonade Press

The Lemonade Press is a brand new printmaking studio in Bristol dedicated to lithography, and the only print studio in the area offering this unique process. Offering facilities for stone, plate and photo plate lithography to use on a membership basis or as a collaborative editioning service for artists who would like to make editions in the graphic arts. The studio has the unique asset of a plate graining machine which provides an essential service for lithographers in the UK. Supplying aluminium and zinc ball grained plates to Universities, Colleges, Open Access workshops and Private Presses. 


What is the project? 

The Lemonade Press is raising £3,00 to move a Ratcliffe offset press to their new lithography workshop in Horfield, Bristol. This press is currently in a studio in Devon, used mainly for teaching stone lithography and monoprinting. The current owner is retiring from teaching and cannot fit it in their home studio and would very much like it to be used at The Lemonade Press.  

£3,000 is for the entire cost of the move; dismantling the press in Devon, loading it and the lifting equipment into three vans, unloading in Bristol, assembly and levelling. This will take 3 days from start to finish. The narrow roads and access leading to the studio mean that the press has to be dismantled.

This press would be a major asset to the studio, enabling us to offer the use of it to visiting artists and members to make prints. The offset press can print lithographic plates; photo plates and ball grained plates as well as lithographic stones and relief printing such as wood blocks and lino blocks. 


So why?

Finding an offset press like this is rare! What is special about this press is that it is big with a maximum printing area of 94cm x 94cm, but even more exciting is that the press beds lower and raise. The offset press can print lithographic plates; photo plates and ball grained plates as well as lithographic stones and relief blocks such as wood blocks and lino blocks. 

Having an offset press would mean the studio could add capacity; an extra press means more bookable presses! But it means that other print processes can also be offered with scope to combine lithography with other techniques and produce hybrid prints; combining stone lithography with woodblock for example. The offset press also makes it possible to lock the stone into position, make edits to the image and then print new colour layers in perfect registration. With the offset, the entire surface of the stone is printed, so you can print that lovely edge and make multi colour images that utilise the whole surface and really show off the shape of the stone itself. Here is a video that shows how an offset press operates... Printing a photoplate on an offset press

What rewards are available?

There are lots of great rewards on offer for pledges such as prints, t shirts, aprons and stickers and gift vouchers too, check them out below. If you want to pledge and get a reward then click on the reward you want on the sidebar on the right to make your pledge. 

If you are an artist who would like to collaborate: there are more ways you can work at the studio, how about coming to Bristol to make a hybrid lithograph- relief edition? 

If you are a printmaker: You can join as a member and get an induction on this press!1612893679_winter_catherine_ade.jpg

Winter by Catherine Ade. Lithograph 40 x 60cm


Homage to Motherwell by Steph Turnbull. Lithograph.


Lucky dip mini print: Homage to Margaret Mellis by Steph Turnbull. Lithograph.


Superlitho spitfire 


Lucky dip mini print: Spot of time by Catherine Ade. Lithograph


Postcard print. Lithograph


Postcard print. Lithograph


Lucky dip mini print: Fish by Steph Turnbull. Lithograph

1612956841_image21_(2).jpeg Lucky dip mini print: Bullfight by Steph Turnbull. Lithograph.


Lemonade tee and apron


Lemonade apron


Lemonade tee


Monotype reward: Portrait in interior by Catherine Ade 21 x 26cm


Print reward: Crowd by Catherine Ade. Four colour Lithograph.


Print reward: Judith 38 x 50cm, three colour lithograph


Print reward: Lit 38 x 50cm. Three colour lithograph


This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£15 or more

Special limited edition print

This print will be created specially for the fundraiser and will be totally exclusive to those who sign up. The print run will be as many as the people who sign up, so if 23 people sign up then the print run will be 23. The prints will be signed by the artist and numbered 1/23, 2/23 etc. Because the edition size is key to this reward this print will be made after the crowdfunder closes, so these will take a little longer to be sent out.

£10 or more

5 of 30 claimed

Postcard and sticker

Lucky dip postcard print and studio sticker Three postcards in the lucky dip- see main text for images.

£20 or more

4 of 30 claimed

Lemonade Press T shirt

Gildan black cotton tee with yellow screen printed logo. Includes postage

£25 or more

4 of 6 claimed

Build your own... Superlitho Spitfire

Your very own litho spitfire! Cut out and assemble, three different pilots included; Alois Senefelder, June Wayne or Ken Tyler. It really flies too! Propellor included. Image in main description.

£25 or more

2 of 10 claimed

Lucky dip mini print

A mini lithograph from a selection by Catherine Ade or Steph Turnbull. Selection of images in description.

£30 or more

4 of 10 claimed

Lemonade Press Apron

Black apron with yellow logo. Heavy duty cotton apron with three pockets and adjustable neck. Including postage.

£35 or more

1 of 6 claimed


Matador 38 x 51cm Lithograph by Steph Turnbull

£40 or more

1 of 4 claimed

Lithograph 'Homage to Motherwell'

Steph Turnbull 37 x 57cm Four run lithograph

£50 or more

Gift Voucher

Gift Vouchers for Lemonade Press! Redeemable against classes, prints and membership fees. A 1 day class is £75 and a two day is £150. See website for more details:

£50 or more

1 of 5 claimed

T Shirt, Apron and sticker bundle

Lemonade Press t shirt (please select a size) Apron (One size) Includes postage

£50 or more

2 of 3 claimed


By Catherine Ade Four run lithograph printed on somerset velvet white 300gsm

£50 or more

0 of 1 claimed

Monotype portrait

One off monotype portrait by Catherine Ade Printed on Somerset velvet white 21 x 26cm

£95 or more

2 of 5 claimed


40 x 60cm Three colour lithograph by Catherine Ade Printed on Somerset satin 410gsm Includes postage

£100 or more

0 of 2 claimed


Three colour lithograph by Catherine Ade Printed on somerset satin soft white 38 x 50cm

£100 or more

0 of 2 claimed


Three colour lithograph on somerset satin soft white 38 x 50cm £100

£150 or more

0 of 2 claimed

Introduction to plate lithography course + apron

This is a great gift for the printmaker in your life! This 2 day course introduces the participant to ball grained aluminium plate lithography. The next course is in April. See the website for more information.

£150 or more

1 of 2 claimed

Introduction to stone lithography couse + apron

This is a great gift for the printmaker in your life! This 2 day course introduces the participant to stone lithography. The next course is in April. See the website for more information.

Let's make 'Help The Lemonade Press move an offset press!' happen

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