Photograph of a Letterpress forme being locked up



Pressing On – the letterpress film:
The Letterpress Film explores the question: why has letterpress survived in a digital age?

The Machine that Made us – with Stephen Fry:
The film follows the life of Gutenberg and the many steps it took for him to produce the famous Gutenberg Bibles

A profile of the Hamilton Wood Type Museum in Two Rivers, WI. located in the factory of the former Hamilton Manufacturing Company

Print The Legend:
This award-winning, original documentary chronicles the race for market leadership in 3D printing



Briar Press:
A community of thousands of printers and artists dedicated to the preservation of letterpress

British Letterpress:
Hands-on guides to letterpress printing; information about printing presses and letterpress type; articles about some of the more obscure areas of printing; and the hub of the letterpress community in the UK

Letterpress Alive in the UK:
The purpose of this site is to provide some information about letterpress activity in the UK

The website of Richard Small and his
documentation of his adventures in print


Amberley Museum, Sussex:
Discover the South of England’s working past 

Beamish Museum, County Durham: World famous open air museum which brings the history of North East England to life

Bradford Industrial Museum:
Permanent displays of industrial machinery, including printing, and an exciting exhibitions programme

Cambridge Museum of Technology: Victorian Pumping Station and a display of local industrial heritage including a letterpress printshop

Cherryburn in Stocksfield:
The birthplace of Thomas Bewick (1753–1828), the father of modern wood-engraving in the care of the National Trust

Milton Keynes Museum:
Explore the history of Milton Keynes from pre-1970s to post-1970s, at an interactive and hands-on museum

St Bride Foundation, London:
St Bride Foundation is one of London’s hidden gems. Hosts regular programmes of design events and printing workshops

Virtual Museum of Printing:  Launched in June 2024 – NPM is part of this collaboration

William Morris Gallery, London:
William Morris’ family home from 1848 to 1856. Now serves as the only public gallery devoted to William Morris

National Print Museum, Dublin, Ireland:
Promotes a greater understanding of the historical significance and contemporary relevance of printing

Robert Smail’s Printing Workshop, Innerleithen, Scotland:
Oldest working commercial letterpress printers in the UK – a living museum of Victorian history in the care of the Scotish National Trust



The Printing Historical Society:
Fosters the study of printing history and the preservation of printing heritage 

Pressing Matters magazine:
Released quarterly in January, April, July and October. Features artists who share about their creative processes and passion for print