Man builds Printing Press Bicycle

Check out this UK Kickstarter campaign for a Printing Press Bicycle!

BRISTOL, UK—July 23, 2014—Printmaker Nick Hand’s passion for printing is about to take him on an incredible month-long journey from Bristol to Germany—to the birthplace of Johannes Gutenberg, the inventor of the Gutenberg press.

Robin Mather, who builds custom-made bikes, worked with Hand to create a bike that could carry a fully functioning printing press on the back. According to the BBC, both men plan to take the journey and have already begun fundraising £8,000 for the trip. 

In an interview with the BBC, Hand said he plans to meet artists and poets in his travels where they can make a linocut or wood engraving so that he can set type and print on the press. “We will then send postcards to the people who supported the project.” 


I popped on over to the Kickstarter page to see how Ncik Hand was doing on his goal.  with 18 hours to go, he just raised over the 8000 goal he had set.  The Printing Bike Project can now begin.

His Kickstarter writeup states that the bike will integrate with an Adana 8 x 5 Printing press, but will also carry inks, paper and hard type.

Good Luck to Nick and to Robin as they take this press on the road – and back to the birthplace of the legend himself – Johannes Gutenberg.


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