Historic Press Engineering Apprenticeship

by AMR & Logan Press in Finedon, Northamptonshire, England

Historic Press Engineering Apprenticeship

To help fund the training of a specialist apprentice engineer to work with traditional letterpress and printmaking equipment.

by AMR & Logan Press in Finedon, Northamptonshire, England

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This project is using Flexible funding and will receive all pledges made by November 26th 2018 at 8:00am

Giles Hovendon of AMR Press and Patrick Roe of The Logan Press are seeking to recruit an apprentice to learn all aspects of traditional printmaking and letterpress engineering in order to safeguard the survival of these very niche and specialist skills for the future. 


Both traditional letterpress and fine art printmaking are in rude health in the UK at the moment with an ever increasing number of people, businesses and institutions becoming interested and investing in the equipment required. AMR Press and The Logan Press together offer an unrivalled portfolio of skills, experience and services across the range of traditional printing processes. Their areas of expertise include letterpress printing, hot metal typecasting and all traditional, non digital printmaking processes. They are able to offer the sales and servicing of equipment as well as restoration, casting, engineering, maintenance, repair, and relocation.


We are looking to take on an apprentice engineer who can be trained in all aspects of working with the presses and other equipment so that these skills continue to be available in the future as in reality there is no other way for anybody to ever gain the knowledge and experience required. Without a scheme of this sort it is entirely possible that in 10 years time there will be virtually nobody commercially available who can help service, repair and move this type of machinery.


If you would like to help us provide a bit of a safety net for the future of letterpress and printmaking by assisting in the funding of this apprentice position it would be hugely appreciated.

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£25 or more

£25 Reward

A unique numbered piece of Letterpress Artwork created and printed at The Logan Press, available only to contributors.

£100 or more

£100 Reward

A unique signed and numbered woodcut or linocut image commissioned for this project from one of the UK's leading artists and available only to contributors.

£250 or more

£250 Reward

A one day Printing Workshop at The Logan Press. You will have the chance to work with hugely experienced designers and printers and access to a vast array of wood type, metal type, borders, blocks etc to produce an item of work on a traditional press.

£1,000 or more

£1000 Reward

£1000 credit note against future goods or services from AMR and The Logan Press. For example this could be used against the future purchase of a press or other equipment, a move, servicing etc.


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