Links + Resources
When I first started on my printmaking journey, I had a lot of questions. I tried to learn from YouTube videos and forums but I couldn't cut through the jargon to find the answers I needed.
My support came from other ladies of letterpress, who so generously shared their knowledge and recommendations with me out of the goodness of their heart. I have tried to do the same over the last five years, always sharing everything I can think of with my workshopees during and following workshops, and with beginner printers who have emailed looking for help.
Below I've listed all of my preferred suppliers, recommendations, further reading and anything else I think could be of help to you when learning to print at home.
Presses, Equipment and Type
(Including, but not exclusively, Adana accessories, quoins, leads, composing stones, composing sticks, guillotines, type drawers, and so on!)
Roger - Urban Fox Design
Instagram - @urbanfox.letterpress
Instagram - @jeremywinkworthletterpress
Presses, Equipment, and Type plus Press Moving and Servicing (Kent based)
Mike - Linecasting Machinery
Instagram - @lps.letterpress
Polymer Plates, Chase Bases, Adapting designs to be print ready
Lisa - Lyme Bay Press
Fenner (Huge fan of their Purely Cotton, which is an affordable and almost identical alternative to Cranes Lettra)
Eco Craft (also great for packaging such as biodegradable tape, compostable plastic sleeves, etc)
If you need to outsource designs for letterpress printing or foiling, I highly recommend the following printers.
Letterpress Design (letterpress and foiling)
Ink and Paper Design (letterpress)
Mimi and the Duck (letterpress)
Pop Press (letterpress)
Mostly Flat (letterpress and lino)
Mostly Flat - Shropshire
Red Hot Press - Southhampton
London Centre for Book Arts - East London
Pop Press - Nottingham
Letterpress Design - Isle of Wight - Coming soon!
Ink and Paper Design - West London - Coming soon!
Small Business Support
Silly Heart (that's me now!)
- One-to-one coaching and mentoring
- Copywriting and tone of voice
- Meet ups and networking events
- Workshops covering everything from photography and styling, to business planning, to marketing and selling!
If you're starting or growing a new small business, I'd love to be of help in any way I can.
I'd also recommend having a read of any of these sites:
You don't need to buy everything that they recommend, but it's all useful reading.