Photo Essay: Behind the scenes at historic letterpress, Francis Cupiss

Cupiss in Diss have been printing since the 1800s and are seeing a resurgence in tradition letterpre

Cupiss in Diss have been printing since the 1800s and are seeing a resurgence in tradition letterpress printing. Byline: Sonya Duncan Copyright: Archant 2017 - Credit: Sonya Duncan

With over 180 years of history behind it Francis Cupiss Ltd harks back to a bygone era, but the letterpress business is keeping up with modern trends and continues to flourish.

Cupiss in Diss have been printing since the 1800s and are seeing a resurgence in tradition letterpre

Cupiss in Diss have been printing since the 1800s and are seeing a resurgence in tradition letterpress printing. Byline: Sonya Duncan Copyright: Archant 2017 - Credit: Sonya Duncan

Cupiss Letterpress has been printing Wedding and Business Stationery in the heart of Diss, South Norfolk since 1830.

The printing industry may have changed a lot over those years but you would be forgiven for thinking you had stepped back in time upon visiting the company's workshop, they still use the first press the business purchased in 1830, a Columbian Eagle Press.

When you step into the Cupiss workshop you will find John Harding and Richard Lord working at one of the business' six presses which includes two Heidelberg presses used for letter pressing or small and intricate work and the Columbian Eagle press used for one off poster printing.

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Cupiss in Diss have been printing since the 1800s and are seeing a resurgence in tradition letterpre

Cupiss in Diss have been printing since the 1800s and are seeing a resurgence in tradition letterpress printing. Business owner, John Harding. Byline: Sonya Duncan Copyright: Archant 2017 - Credit: Sonya Duncan


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Cupiss in Diss have been printing since the 1800s and are seeing a resurgence in tradition letterpress printing. Byline: Sonya Duncan Copyright: Archant 2017 - Credit: Sonya Duncan

Cupiss in Diss have been printing since the 1800s and are seeing a resurgence in tradition letterpre

Cupiss in Diss have been printing since the 1800s and are seeing a resurgence in tradition letterpress printing. Press minder, Richard Lord who has been working at Cupiss since he left school. Byline: Sonya Duncan Copyright: Archant 2017 - Credit: Sonya Duncan

Cupiss in Diss have been printing since the 1800s and are seeing a resurgence in tradition letterpre

Cupiss in Diss have been printing since the 1800s and are seeing a resurgence in tradition letterpress printing. Press Minder, Richard Lord and Owner John Harding. Byline: Sonya Duncan Copyright: Archant 2017 - Credit: Sonya Duncan

Cupiss in Diss have been printing since the 1800s and are seeing a resurgence in tradition letterpre

Cupiss in Diss have been printing since the 1800s and are seeing a resurgence in tradition letterpress printing. Byline: Sonya Duncan Copyright: Archant 2017 - Credit: Sonya Duncan

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Cupiss in Diss have been printing since the 1800s and are seeing a resurgence in tradition letterpress printing. The business also still produces horse medicine and supplies Newmarket Racecourse. Byline: Sonya Duncan Copyright: Archant 2017 - Credit: Sonya Duncan

Cupiss in Diss have been printing since the 1800s and are seeing a resurgence in tradition letterpre

Cupiss in Diss have been printing since the 1800s and are seeing a resurgence in tradition letterpress printing. Byline: Sonya Duncan Copyright: Archant 2017 - Credit: Sonya Duncan

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