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…
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…
Not sure how I missed this, but a 2010 article with Phil Abel of Hand & Eye Letterpress in the Guardian.
An enjoyable Telegraph article about Kelvyn Smith, proprietor of Mr Smith’s Letterpress workshop. A thoroughly nice man who was good enough to talk me through his approach to printing a couple of years ago.
Friends at ‘Press Here’ have a nice Facebook album of Culross the Printers in the 1940s.
Nick Hand and Ellen Bills run the Letterpress Collective in Bristol. They run courses, undertake printing and organise a print festival each year. Nick suspects (and I agree) that he is the only printer to have a fully fledged bicycle with a printing press on that has ridden from Bristol to Mainz printing along the way. Centrespace, 6 Leonard…
A great write-up by Justin Fenner of a new venture by Ed Denovan — Letterpress Junction — providing jobbing letterpress printing to designers. Best wishes, Ed!
I saw this some time ago — Wallpaper* magazine had commissioned hand-made covers, including this one by Anthony Burrill who asked Adams of Rye in Sussex to print it. This later video, also by Burrill, has a more general view of Adams.
I’m still catching up on old links and found this People of Print Interview from July: the ever-amazing Typoretum with Just Knopp at the helm.
Just Knopp’s Typoretum, Essex
Hand & Eye Letterpress: fine printers and suppliers of letterpress type, London
Richard Lawrence, Oxford