British Letterpress

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We have hands-on guides to most aspects of let­ter­press print­ing; inform­a­tion about print­ing presses and let­ter­press typein-depth art­icles about some of the more obscure areas of print­ing; and the hub of the let­ter­press com­munity in the UK, cov­er­ing tuition, print­ers and museums.

Benj. Brundell

What's New

Maid in Britain: The sensory pleasures of printing and pressing

Mary from Maid in Bri­tain has been in touch — the Rufford Print­ing Co in Mawdes­ley, Lan­cashire helped me pro­duce a book­let — a first for them I think — type­set on the last Inter­type machine of its kind ever made and which was in use at the Guard­i­an until 1987 — then hand printed…

Pressing On: The Letterpress Film - St Bride Foundation

Friends at St Brides are show­ing Press­ing On: The Let­ter­press Film.  27 Octo­ber, 6pm to 9pm. More details on the St Bride website.

CPHC: Way goose origins 

Art­icle from the Centre for Print­ing His­tory and Cul­ture, on the ori­gins of the word ‘wayz­goose’ to describe a print­ers’ beano.

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Letterpress Guides

Step-by-step guides to take you through the let­ter­press process

Type and Typography

The build­ing blocks of the prin­ted word and today’s graph­ic design 

Presses

A com­pre­hens­ive cata­logue of Britain’s most pop­u­lar let­ter­press machines 

Printing Industry

His­tor­ic­al art­icles and in-depth ana­lys­is of letterpress

Community

The hub of today’s UK let­ter­press community

Blog

Updates and asides from the wider world of Brit­ish letterpress