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imPRESSed Studio – Now and Future

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About the event

imPRESSed Studio is Anna and Marcin Ciolkosz’s vision of future letterpress printing and bookbinding heritage workshop/museum. The derelict premises of old Ryan’s Shop in Ballinadee are home to our collections of vintage printing presses and bookbinding tools, possibly the largest in West Cork. During the ACM we offer a rare glimpse into the current state of the machines and an interactive virtual tour of where we see ourselves shortly. We will have a few presses handy to print keepsakes, including our baby Albion from the 1850s. Our handcrafted journals will also be for sale to support the restoration of the site.


Where is it taking place?

The Shop
Co. Cork
P72 HK09

Who is it suitable for?

All ages


The events will take place in the gazebo in front of the main entrance to the building, therefore wheelchair users will be able to participate as well

When is it taking place?

Saturday August 12th 10am to 3pm
Additional date available Saturday 26th

Price & do you need to book?

Free. Booking is not required

Contact details




+353 89 959 9096

Additional information 

“Over a decade ago we decided to leave the corporate and commercial world and follow our passion for books and vintage machinery. We wanted to create working museum/heritage workshop specialising in bookbinding and letterpress printing, preserving both machines and skills. Covid has changed our plans somewhat, and we are gainfully employed again. However, our plans have not changed: we still want to create space where our collection could be displayed and used by others. After all there are not many 19th century presses left in Ireland to print on.”


Design & Crafts Council Ireland
Association of European Printing Museums
The International Association of Printing Museums


All August Craft Month events are run independently by the event organisers. For questions regarding this event please contact the event organiser directly.

Event Details

Maker: imPRESSed Studio

Starts: Sat 12 Aug at 10:00 am

Ends: Sat 12 Aug at 3:00 pm

Craft Type: Book Making

Event Location: Cork

Event Type: Demonstration

Price: Free