The Printing Press

Justin Knopp acquired this rare press from David Esslemont’s Solmentes Press – then located in Newtown, mid-Wales – in May 2004 and is one of the last handful of working Wharfedale presses remaining in the UK. David produced many fine books on this press, before he relocated to America in the Summer of 2004.


More information about The Wharfedale Printing Press and how it helped to revolutionise the printing industry, back in the mid-19th century, can be found on the Otley Museum website and on the excellent British Letterpress site.