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The Launch of Thin Ice Press

A project by: Rachel Cameron-Potter


WE RAISED £6,295

from 148 donors

This project received pledges on Fri 14 Sep 2018
5 years, 8 months ago

An enormous thank you to the Antiquarian Book Seminar who came to visit us earlier this week — take a look at some of the photos from the night!

5 years, 8 months ago

One week left to go! We'd just like to thank all of our supporters so far, and we would like to ask you all to continue to spread the word -- our project unfortunately cannot go ahead unless we hit our minimum target, so please continue to tell your friends, family, colleagues and anyone else who shares our passion for print culture!

5 years, 8 months ago

Fun in the studio!

5 years, 8 months ago

Want to learn more about Thin Ice Press and track our journey through printing history? Check out our website and blog here!


5 years, 8 months ago

A historic donation! We're delighted to have been given a very generous gift in support of Thin Ice Press -- not cash this time, but a copy of Thomas Gent's 1730 book The Antient and Modern History of the famous City of YORK. It was Gent, a York-based printer, whose adventures printing on the frozen River Ouse, inspired the name 'Thin Ice Press'. And we're building a reproduction of one of Gent's original presses, kindly loaned to us by Scarborough Museums Trust. We hope to display our copy of Gent's History alongside the parts of the original press.

This is a really exciting, and fitting, gift, and we're hugely grateful to Ian Stuart for his generosity. Please do help us keep spreading the word -- we've got just under two weeks to hit our target!

5 years, 8 months ago

Hi everyone,

All of us here at Thin Ice Press would just like to say a massive thank you to all of our donors for helping us raise over 25% of our target fund -- we are incredibly grateful for your contributions!

We are also excited to share with you our featured podcast on The Story of Things Channel, where Professor Helen Smith retells the tale of Thomas Gent's River Ouse printing press and talks about our ambitions with our own Thin Ice Press. To listen to this podcast, follow the link here: https://soundcloud.com/the-story-of-things