Printing press for sale

Following his death in December 2021, his family are planning to sell David’s much-loved Bewick & Wilson etching press. The bed measures just over 60cm x 120cm. It is made of a heavy composite material, is perfectly flat and has a useful grid to aid alignment. It prints etching plates and lino beautifully and is also suitable for collagraph, monoprint and woodcut.

The top roller can be raised and lowered easily to accommodate different printing heights. The press is bottom roller driven, by means of a geared mechanism, making it easy to turn even when printing large etching plates.

This wonderful contraption was a serious financial investment when originally purchased! We are looking for offers around £1,600. The press will need to be collected from Thameside Studios (SE18 5NR).

If you’re interested, please contact David’s son Luke via email on

Other items we will be looking to sell include:

  • Aquatint box
  • Small wooden press (for lino and woodcut printing)
  • Paper

Full details for those and more to come.