We mostly print from handset wood and metal type; along with old image blocks. Although this requires a lot more effort, with much of the type being over 60 years old, we think it’s more than worth it. We a range of styles and sizes from six point to 40-line wood type (480 point).
We use Vanson rubber based inks for the majority of our printing as it allows us to leave it on the press for days at a time. With the 14 base colours we can mix most Pantone colours and can match colours by eye. We also have metallic and neon inks.
For the finest results we print on Gmund 100% Cotton paper and card; as it is fully archival and takes a crisp impression when printed letterpress. We also use fully recycled papers and envelopes along with FSC certifed papers such as Colorplan from G. F. Smith.
Greetings Cards & Prints etc.
We design, set, and print a range of printed matter but mostly greetings cards and typographic prints. All of our work is printed using one of our restored printing presses.
Wedding invitations & Announcements
We work closely with you to design and print the perfect invitation or important announcement. We’re busy working on a series of designs to make it a little easier to choose and to give a better idea of the unique qualities of hand set, letterpress printed items.
From personal stationery and bookplates to letterheads and business cards. We prefer to work with you and design and set any stationery using our wood and metal type, but can print from your artwork (using photopolymer plates), when required.