Art Equipment was formed in 1981 when the Hunter Penrose/Littlejohn manufacturing facility in Wellingborough was closed. Originally in Northampton, we are now based in Rushden Northamptonshire.
As former Hunter Penrose/Littlejohn engineers, we have a vast amount of knowledge and experience of equipment and processes within printmaking.
Art Equipment Ltd, manufactures a range of high quality, robust presses, ranging from a portable model etching press, bench/stand-mounted etching presses and larger free-standing etching presses. Also, relief press, electric hotplates, etching cabinet, silkscreen wash booth, silk screen UV exposure units, along with custom made sinks, plastic trays, and tanks, can all be found on our Products. page.
We offer a range of services. Press removals and relocations, to new premises or within your existing studio, servicing and repairs of your printmaking equipment, including electrical breakdowns. Restoration work and also the sale of quality used presses and printmaking equipment. Please see our “Used Equipment Pages” for what we currently have available.
Working alongside our sister company, Cirgraphics Ltd., which specialises in UV exposure units, we bring you a fully comprehensive range of equipment. All manufactured at our Rushden factory.
Being small allows us to be flexible, and, with our own machine shop, we are able to supply spare parts to suit any machine, irrespective of age.