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.