Print Room at The Waiting Room

General Info

The St Botolph’s Letterpress project was established in January 2014, with the aim of creating a community access letterpress studio in Colchester, called the Waiting Room. After taking over a disused bus station, the project was given a disused jobbing printers studio, which had been neglected for 30-odd years. This became a community letterpress workshop.

Press and Type Info

The press has been begun with a donated Cropper & Charlton ‘Acme’ press.

Courses and Events

There is a regular programme of talks, events, exhibitions, as well as film screenings to support the projects growth. There is also a membership scheme where members can produce their own prints and participate in inductions. There is also an annual exhibition called IMPRESS showcasing the work produced by letterpress printers across East Anglia.


Printing Presses