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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.

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.

Arrival Our New (Old) Press

Vandercook SP15Vandercook Serial NumberVandercook LogoWe travelled up to Huddersfield in Yorkshire to collect our new press, a Vandercook SP15 proofing press. We have looked far and wide for one of these presses and finally we found #25287.

The press is complete and in superb condition. It even came with new and unused rollers! The press has been well looked after by the previous owner who seemed sad to see it go. But the press has come into a loving new home where it will be well cared for and put to work straight away!

Posted: June 7th, 2010 | Category: Letterpress Printing Presses
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