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A new mezzanine floor has been built at the Press with studio spaces for 14 artists,who work in printmaking and other media. Emphasis on collaborative editioning projects with artists, and the publication of original prints, has always been foremost but also to promote work of the resident artists and membership. Unlike most open-access printmaking studios, the Press is entirely self-financed, through sales of art produced here, and earnings from the services it provides to artists and the local community.

There are flexible membership and access schemes to allow those with some printmaking skill to use the facilities of the Press with support from skilled print technicians. A small gallery space in the mezzanine contains a rolling programme of new works by resident artists for sale, and there is a programme of exhibitions at the Press throughout the year.


The Press was founded in 1993 by James Hill

in premises on St Barnabas Road, Cambridge, partly with the aid of a Prince of Wales Trust loan. It initially offered etching, relief printing and silkscreen printmaking courses and open-access printmaking. Two years later it was possible to expand to make studio space for artists in adjoining buildings.  


In 2001 the Press moved to its current, larger premises at Belfast Yard where a good deal of building and development work has taken place to extend the range of processes that can be employed The Press supports etching, lithography, screen print and relief printing processes and is developing expertise in multimedia animation and new printing technologies.

There is provision for preparation and manipulation of images on computer for transfer to photo-print processes.