Mon - Fri: 9am - 5pm

Thin Ice Press

Get hands on with printing presses from 1838 to 1926 at Thin Ice Press!

Room D/L/051 in Derwent College has recently undergone an exciting transformation into the University of York’s historic print studio and so we believe it is vital to open this unique facility to students outside module teaching.

Our vision is to give you hands-on experience with printing and publication. Through learning how to set metal type and use the presses we hope to ignite a passion for the history of print. You’ll also have the chance to learn about York’s vibrant printing history and how these machines sparked a revolution in communication to shape the literature we love.

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You can join this student group by buying one of the memberships below:

Annual membership - £10.00

Annual membership