Centre for Fine Print Research University of the West of England Centre for Fine Print Research
  CPD wideformat course

Making Friends With The Adana Press - a two-day course on press know-how, maintenance and small press printing

led by: Angie Butler & Si Butler
dates: 26-27 June 2017
times: 9.30AM - 4.30PM
price: £195 Full Price or £156 Concessionary Price
includes: ALL materials, LUNCHES, TEAS AND COFFEES

Book online now: The online store

Have your own Adana, but not sure how to get the best out of it? Interested in this table-top press but never worked on one or worked out how one works? Then this is the course for you!

Bring along your Adana 8x5 (or 6x4) and learn how to maintain and get the best results from your own machine.

If you don’t have your own Adana press to hand, you can still learn from our two demonstration models and get started with printing on a table-top platen press.

We’ll be very hands-on during the two days giving you both the confidence to progress your printing and develop your knowledge of how to care for this classic printing machine.

Day One: Parts, Maintenance, Lock-Up and Printing
Press Anatomy
Set Up and Press Care
Locking up
Printing with Type and Blocks


Day Two: Printing, Techniques and Trouble-shooting 

Printing Projects
Printing with Plates and Lino

Feedback from the 2016 course

How do you rate the tutor?

Angie and Si were excellent and explained everything really well, and gave us a huge amount of useful tips – a brilliant duo act!
I had an Adana press in my loft for more than 10 years – did not know how it worked. Excellent course, both Si and Angie are friendly, helpful and very knowledgeable – they covered everything.
I bought an Adana on Ebay – no instructions! Fantastic tutors, very helpful and eager to share knowledge.
First class – excellent.

What was the best aspect of the course?

Working as a group and coming away with more confidence.
Getting my press working and knowing how to use it.
Understanding the machine and fundamentals of letterset
Learning to use, look after and set registration and pitching for printing.
Thorough, calm introduction to Adana.

Find out more about the course tutors Angie Butler and Si Butler.

This course will be held at UWE Bristol’s Bower Ashton Studios with a maximum of 6 participants.

Book your place on any course:

The online store


or if you prefer you can send us a cheque made payable to UWE Bristol and post to:

Centre for Fine Print Research
University of the West of England
Room 0B9
Bower Ashton Studios
Kennel Lodge Road
Bristol BS3 2JT


If you would like us to invoice your employer or funder, please email their name, address, email address and phone number to cfprinfo@uwe.ac.uk


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