The Press was founded in 1993 by James Hill
The Press was established in Cambridge on St Barnabas Road, partially funded by a loan from the Prince of Wales Trust. It initially offered etching, relief printing, silkscreen printmaking, courses, and open-access printmaking. Two years later, they were able to expand and create studio space for artists in adjacent buildings.
In 2001, the Press relocated to its current location, larger premises at Belfast Yard. Building and development work was done to increase the range of processes available, including etching, lithography, screen printing, and relief printing. The new location also offered facilities for multimedia animation and a sound recording studio, as well as image preparation and manipulation for photo-print and digital photography processes. The Press emphasizes collaborative editioning projects with artists and the publication of original prints.
A mezzanine floor was added, with a well-lit gallery and studio spaces for 14 artists working in printmaking and other media. The Press offers flexible memberships and access schemes for those with printmaking experience and provides skilled technicians for support. A small gallery space showcases new works by resident artists, available for sale. The Press hosts a program of exhibitions throughout the year.