Bespoke Design and Print
Our bespoke work includes:
• Personal stationery and correspondence cards
• Business cards
• Save-the-dates, wedding invitations and all related wedding stationery
• Party invitations
• Editions of specially designed and printed Christmas cards
• Small editions of books
• Identities and logos
• One-off typographic prints
We are happy to discuss any project you may have and work in collaboration with you to produce the best result. We don’t print existing designs as they are not necessarily compatible with the limitations of our process.
When we receive an enquiry, we discuss your requirements with you and then write an estimate based on design, hand setting copy, make ready (ie. setting up the printing press, proofing and corrections) and letterpress printing, creasing and finishing as well as options for paper costs and blocks if required. If commissioned, we then produce designs digitally and send you PDFs for discussion and amendments. Prior to hand setting and printing, we ask for a final sign off of the text, as mistakes spotted after printing can be very costly to correct. We recommend coming in to see us if you can, to look at examples of our work and see the quality of the letterpress, as it is difficult to convey this with on-screen or digital proofing.
We only print from our own designs as commissioned by our clients.
We can print letterpress invitations as well as orders of service, additional information leaflets, place names, menus, seating plans and all other wedding related stationery. These latter items are generally printed digitally but if Thank You cards are required, we usually letterpress print these.
Commissioned Christmas cards
International Print Biennale certificates for prize winners,
commissioned by Northern Print, Newcastle upon Tyne.
Front page of the Kentishtowner, printed from scanned wooden type.
Manifesto for Farley Hill School, digitally printed from a mixture of scanned
letterpress printed wooden type, and type generated by LetterMPress.
Letterpress printed labels for Limoncello and Melloncello made
at local Italian restaurant, Famiglia Meola.