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Wivenhoe Printworks has been started by a small core group of people who want to set up a printmaking facility here and who are committed to developing this as a community resource which will draw in a wide range of people with an interest in print.

Members contribute a subscription to help get the project started an keep it running: rent of the space, heating, running costs, insurance, legal fees etc. To kickstart the project we agreed to put in £400 a year each (or an equivalent monthly). As we get more core members and start to bring in additional income from ad hoc booking, short courses or through occasional sale of works we will be able to start channeling more of these funds into improving the facilities and running more courses.

During the current Coronavirus situation all our courses and public activities are suspended until further notice. Please use the Contact page and add your details to our mailing list so we can keep you informed of any new developments.

If you would like to find out more please contact Natalie Eldred (Promotion), Eliza Kentridge (Co-ordinator), Jean McNeil (Treasurer) or John Wallett (Chair) by emailing

Braintree Albion

The college is closing down its art facility there and our main purpose was to look at the Albion relief press that was still in the print room. We measured it up so here are the main dimensions plus some photos of the press, together with other rather forlorn art room furniture that (who knows) may also be available if we wanted to make an offer:

Platen 61 x 45 cm
Type bed 70 x 54 cm
Tympanum 74 x 57 cm
Feet width apart 70 cm
Knees (‘Hips’?) width apart 80 cm
Width of machine (handle to handle) 120 cm

Overall length (extent of feet to out folded Tympanum) 210 cm
Overall height (appx) 210cm

John W