Press Hire: Asbern Proof Press
If you have completed our Introduction to Letterpress workshop (or equivalent from another provider), you're welcome to hire our presses.
Our Asbern Proof Press is a hand-fed press with electric inking rollers, perfect for small runs like postcards, art prints and invitations. Made in Germany in 1969, the Asbern Proof Press can print a sheet size up to 350 x 500mm (artwork plate size up to 330 x 480mm including bleed).
Book below and we'll be in touch to arrange a mutually agreeable time to come in and print. Standard press hire times are 9am to 4.30pm, Monday to Friday. We recommend a minimum of 2 hours for a one colour, short run (50 pieces).
Press hire includes ink, rags and solvent, and use of one press.
Press hire does not include material costs such as plate, paper or envelopes, or guillotining / die cutting. Please get in touch for material costs prior to booking, if you would like to order through us. We can guillotine your paper prior to printing and/or the finished project on the following day, for $30 per 100 sheets.
NB: Press hire costs are per hour. Minimal assistance is provided in set up, as we assume you will be running this project yourself. Allow time in your rental for cleaning down the press and putting away tools, approximately 30 minutes. If you break anything on the press, you’ll be expected to cover the cost of fixing/replacing the part.