Posts Tagged ‘movable type’

Letterpress Proof

Twitter Treat posterWe have been having a shift around in the print room and have found some bits and pieces we had forgotten about. Amongst some posters we found a print we had taken to proof a font of wood type we had acquired.

Letterpress printed on our Vandercook proofing press. The poster is 320 x 420mm light grey paper. Printed in black ink with beautiful wood type. The type is in good condition but has a few knocks which adds character.

We will be giving away a copy of the print to one of our Twitter followers today. Simply follow us and say ‘Hi!” and at the end of the day we’ll pick a random winner from our Twitter followers.

This TwitterTreat has now closed and was won by @PaulAdamDavis.

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…

Twitter Treat: Your name in print

Whenever we get the urge we treat our Twitter followers by randomly selecting one lucky follower to receive letterpress goodies – absolutely free!

Win your name in print

Twitter Treats, win your name in print

Twitter Treats, win your name in print

Our latest Twitter Treat is another chance to win “your name in print”. Your name will be handset with old wood type and printed on our 117 year old treadle powered printing press onto 300gsm 100% cotton paper. You can even choose the ink colour! The image above shows our previous winner.

We will randomly pick the winner from our list of followers at 5pm, Friday 23 April 2010. The winner will be notified by DM on Twitter.

So to be in with a chance of winning, here’s what you need to do:

STEP 1
Follow us on Twitter!

STEP 2
Retweet this tweet

THIS COMPETITION IS NOW CLOSED and the winner has been announced. Thank you to all who entered and don’t forget to watch this space for the next Twitter Treat!

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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Twitter Treat – “Your name in print”

Twitter Treats, win your name in printTwitter Treats, win your name in printTo celebrate reaching our 100th follower we are giving our followers to chance to win their name in print. Our 100th follower will win their name set in old wood type and letterpress printed in a colour of their choice onto 100% cotton paper (as shown above). This prize will be a one-off unique print, personalised for the winner.

To be in with a chance simply follow us on Twitter!

And the winner is…

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Posted: February 16th, 2010 | Category: Twitter Treats
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Printing our trade website promo card

Trade website promo card

Handset type for the promo card

Detail of the handset type for the promo card

Detail of the handset type for the promo card

Type tray, composing stick and type on the galley

Vintage copper cut mounted on wood

The cards before printing the illustration

Posted: February 10th, 2010 | Category: On the press today
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