Etching Press, Relief Press, Silk Screen Exposure Units, Art Equipment

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.

Press Moving Service

Servicing & Maintenance

Restoration Service

Hunter Penrose ceased trading in August 2018.

We originally worked for Hunter Penrose / Littlejohn in the 1970s and early 1980s, until the Wellingborough manufacturing facility was closed at the end of 1981. So we have a wealth of knowledge of Hunter Penrose and Littlejohn equipment. Including SRL (Sidney R Littlejohn) Littlejohn Graphic Systems, Littlejohn Circuit Equipment & DSR Littlejohn.

We had been supplying Hunter Penrose with etching presses and engineering services for over 30 years, until they ceased trading in August 2018
We can continue to supply etching presses, manufactured by ourselves – alongside spares, servicing and repairs for both these and other makes of press.

We have years of experience in printmaking equipment and can offer servicing and repairs on all makes of etching press, as well as other printmaking equipment.

Relief presses, Albions, Columbians, Brittania presses.

Offset litho presses, direct litho presses, silkscreen equipment, also UV exposure units, both mechanical and electrical repairs or breakdowns.
We will also undertake moving and relocation of presses.

If you require your Hunter Penrose press or other make serviced, repaired, or re-located, then please do not hesitate to get in contact with us, either by phone or through the contact form on our website.

  • Hunter Penrose powered & hand-operated presses.

  • Littlejohn Graphic Systems powered & hand operated presses.

  • Dai Nippon-Screen powered presses.

  • Korrex powered presses 02 & 03.

  • FAG OP104 A & B powered presses.

  • FAG/Korrex 2000

  • Mailander.

  • Duffa.

  • Zeta Conte.