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Catseye Press

Mark and Graham Pressman
The Bungalow Cart Gap Road
Happisburgh, Norfolk NR12 0QL

Telephone 01692 582 292
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Albion Iron Handpress
Thompson Platens
Wharfedale Stop Cylinder
Lagonda Platens
Autovic Platens
Supermatic Stop Cylinders
Mercedes Glockner Stop Cylinder
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The Catseye Press letterpress collection

We are honoured to have been given many of the presses in, what has become known as, "The Arber Collection", which used to belong to printer, Mr. Gary Arber ex-of Roman Road, London. Mark and I extend our deepest gratitude and thanks to Gary. We shall put the presses to work with those we already have in due course. We now have all of the parts of all the presses here in Happisburgh. Those interested are welcome to visit by appointment (by which I mean, just give me a ring to let me know you are coming). Accomodation is usually available at our local pub, The Hill House Inn, in the village of Happisburgh (Telephone 01692 650 004 to book your holiday or short break) and are happy to show folk around our collection.

We have a small composing room of some 6 frames (randoms) and, by the time the "Arber Collection" is set up, 21 commercial letterpress printing machines, including our Albion iron hand press.

Heidelberg Platen
Heidelberg gtp

In the beginning there was the Superspeed Platen.
Then there was the Tiegel, that is German for platen.
Then came the Großer Tiegel (Large or Grand Platen)
We have 2 Tiegels and a Großer Tiegel Prägen (Large Platen Embossing or Foiling)
The GTS is the Großer Tiegel Stanzen (Large Platen Die Cutting)
The GTK Großer Tiegel Kombination. This machine has an ink fountain and rollers as well as the reinforced parts for more impression power for embossing and die cutting jobs.

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