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

Francis Cupiss, Diss

Head­ing to see a friend in Anglia, I took the chance to con­tact John at Fran­cis Cupiss, Diss. The reply shot back that John was away but Richard would give us a glimpse of the works. We were invited to step inside the epi­tome of a prop­er print­ing works: cast iron guil­lot­ine, Columbi­an press, pair of…

St Bride Virtual Wayzgoose

Des­pite Cov­id restric­tions, the let­ter­press cham­pi­ons at St Bride are organ­ising a vir­tu­al wayz­goose. Details below! Due to the ongo­ing coronavir­us restric­tions in the UK, we have decided to host a vir­tu­al wayz­goose on Sunday 11 July from 10am–1pm BST online via the St Bride Found­a­tion Twit­ter and Ins­tagram accounts. https://twitter.com/stbridelibraryhttps://www.instagram.com/stbridefoundation We are invit­ing letterpress…

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…

Sections

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