Recovering an Albion Press is a short documentary following members of New North Press letterpress studio as they recover a Victorian printing press and give it a second life. The cast-iron Albion Press in question was a company heirloom that had stood, almost forgotten, in the reception area of LEFA Print, a commercial printer in Sidcup, Kent. Managing director Ed Arthur contacted Richard Ardagh of New North Press, a traditional letterpress print workshop in Hoxton, East London offering the chance to relocate and restore the press to its former glory. The Albion Press is now an operational part of the New North Press print studio.
New North Press
Founded in 1986, New North Press is an artisan letterpress print studio with a substantial library of wood and metal type, which is set and printed by hand. They hold monthly introductory classes as well as working on commissions and printing their own poster editions.
Producing quality commercial print, LEFA Print are a long established company who thrive on quality, creativity and innovation within the printing industry.
Independent film-maker and editor working in London.