Ken's press in action

Ken Burnley of Silver Birch Press, over on the Wirral, allowed Hannah Fray and Emma Gregory to have a go with his extaordinarily beautiful letterpress machine. It's an Arab Platen Press.

Some of you will already know Ken, he used to head the Printing Department at what was then called the College of Art in Liverpool. I will dig out pictures of the building, now part of LIPA, and post them up too.

Ken is reconditioning two small letterpress presses for the Bluecoat at the moment. In fact, he's already done it. He says they're working beautifully and he will be leading a workshop on how to use them in the new year.