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Don and Jane Anniversary Invitation

Don and Jane Anniversary hot foil invitationDon and Jane Anniversary hot foil invitation

Stunning gold foil invitations for Don & Jane’s anniversary celebration. Simplistic linear design and die cut with rounded corner for a beautiful finish for a beautiful card to hold in the hand.

Nose to Tail

How cool is this tape measure? Unravel the tape to find out how big your favourite animals are and how they compare in size to us.

We letterpress printed the holder card for Nose to Tail on a hefty 1000mic recycled board and die cut to shape.

No Thank You

No Thank You letterpress business cardSøren Ragsdale came to us to create and print this simple card.

Here’s Søren’s brief:
I’d like to order a set of business cards that just say “No Thank You” in a clean, serifed script. I’ve just moved to London where there are a ton of people trying to hand me flyers. I’d like to have something to hand back to them.

I wonder if the people who receive them keep them or just throw them away? Either way, what a great idea!

Letterpress printed black 1/0 on Cranes Crest 365gsm, 100% cotton. Dimensions: 85 x 55mm.

Paper Comes Home

Book of the MachinesBook of the MachinesBook of the MachinesBook of the MachinesWe acquired this fab little book to add to our collection of letterpress ephemera, “The Book of the Machines” by Cellarus. The book was letterpress printed at the Quatro Press, Middlesex on an AutoVic power platen (No. 25587) in an edition of 250 copies. The text is set in Monotype Series 617 10/12pt.

After the initial buzz it created in the print room the high quality laid paper caught our eye. We noticed a watermark and as soon as we held it up to the light we couldn’t believe our eyes. In the make up of the paper is a crown and underneath reads “Abbey Mill Greenfield”. The paper was made on the actual spot we are standing!

Posted: June 22nd, 2011 | Category: Letterpress Ephemera
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Fontdeck Coasters and Business Cards

Fondeck Letterpress Coasters

Fontdeck Letterpress Coasters

Fontdeck Letterpress Coasters

Fontdeck Business Card

Fontdeck Letterpress Business Card

Fontdeck Letterpress CoastersLetterpress coasters and business cards for Fontdeck designed by Clearleft. The 2 colour coasters are printed onto a quality 1200mic beermat board. This board is great for letterpress as the soft fibres take a lovely deep impression. The coasters were finished with die cut rounded corners. We also printed a 2 colour business card onto 425gsm 100% cotton paper.

Blind Embossing

Embossed logo on 300gsm 100% cotton paperLetterpress printing creates a debossed impression into the paper. The inked plate is pressed into the paper leaving the design or type recessed. We can also print without any ink, a blind deboss. A simply and very effective technique.

The example above shows a blind emboss on 300gsm cotton paper. The image is raised, pushed from back to front. To do this correctly we use a male and female die to create an image that is sharp and crisp.

1966 World Cup Final Letterpress Print

England 4 - Germany 2 Letterpress PosterAbout to run the second colourAbout to run the third colourEngland 4 Germany 2Letterpress poster detailEngland v GermanyTo mark England’s first game in this years World Cup we printed the greatest score in english football history. Hand set antique wood and metal type and printed on our Vandercook proofing press in black, red and blue. The old wood type creates a beautiful deep impression into the soft pure cotton paper.

Dimensions: 375 x 275mm
Somerset Soft White 100% cotton 300gsm

The prints are £15 each with free delivery and are available to buy from our online shop. Only a limited run.

Limited Edition Letterpress Prints

Limited Edition Letterpress PrintsLimited Edition Letterpress PrintsLimited Edition Letterpress PrintsLimited Edition Letterpress PrintsLimited Edition Letterpress PrintsSomething we are getting asked to do more and more are limited edition letterpress prints. This wonderful illustration by Dutch artist Alice Kok was a delight to print. The flowing linework created a wonderful deep impression into the paper. Alice supplied her illustration via email and we suggested suitable papers. Saunders was perfect for these prints as it would allow a deep impression without the paper warping under the extreme pressures of the press.

Dimensions: 220 x 320mm, letterpress printed onto Saunders 425gsm 100% cotton paper, Black & red ink. Illustration © copyright Alice Kok.

The prints are available to buy direct from Alice at £25 each. Each print is numbered and signed of an limited edition of 50.

April Twitter Treat Winner

April TwitterTreat WinnerApril TwitterTreat WinnerApril TwitterTreat WinnerCongratulations goes out along with her print to Magic Alice, winner of our recent Twitter Treat competition. She won her name hand set with vintage wood type and letterpress printed on our 117 year old treadle powered printing press.

To be in with a chance of entering our next Twitter Treat make sure you follow us on Twitter! Our next Twitter Treat will be announced shortly…

Pension Book Wallet

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Kindly donated to Blush°° by Penny.

Our collection of letterpress printed items of interest grows. My sister kept her bonds vouchers in this simple pension book wallet. Fairly heavy impression on 250 to 300gsm manilla card. Thoughtful of them to advise pensioners to STOP… LOOK… LISTEN before crossing the road!

Measuring 190 x 105mm, 300/400gsm manilla card. Green ink, moveable type. Date, 1960’s/1970’s.

Posted: March 28th, 2010 | Category: Letterpress Ephemera
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