The event, on 17 October at the MC Motors venue in Dalston, east London, will include a screening of Linotype: The Film, which UCI helped fund through Kickstarter, and two of UCI’s nine rescued Linotype machines, including an operational C4SM that will be linecasting on the evening.

UCI was founded in Dalston by Stanley Wilson in 2007 to manufacture and sell vintage industrial lighting under the Historic Lighting brand; he later embraced historic printing and rescued and restored the UK’s last remaining collection of original Linotype machines.

Wilson said: “We own seven Intertype C4s and two C4SMs. Two of the C4s are shot and cannibalised for spare parts but the rest are alive and kicking. The event will consist of a screening of Linotype: The Film and an after-party featuring our pride and joy C4SM, which will be operational and linecasting on the evening.

“We’ll also be exhibiting a non-functioning C4 for guests to safely look, touch and generally marvel at. Guests can also eat, drink and create their own souvenir prints from hot metal slugs on the evening.”

Original artwork from Print Club London artists will be exhibited and available for sale on the night, alongside vintage industrial lighting creations from Historic Lighting. For more information and to register visit

UCI, which now employs more than 20 staff, is based in a converted former trouser factory in Mytholmroyd, West Yorkshire. The company will soon be launching a range of Linotype and letterpress prints of Print Club London artwork via the website