The Red Eel Press was setup in mid-2011 & specialises in letterpress & print pieces. A Librarian by day I work from a small home print shop & have been printmaking since 'accidentally' purchasing a desktop press in early 2011.
All work is hand set & printed on an Adana 8x5 platen press, an Adana QH flatbed, a Cropper & Charlton Peerless & a Farley No.11 press using cotton/FSC certified & recycled papers, Adana & Hawthorn inks, wooden blocks, metal ornaments & metal/wood typefaces.
The emphasis of the press is on clean & simple printmaking, inspired by the arts & crafts movement, 19th century book art, a love of good design & the printed word.
Samantha, The Red Eel Press