Hemigar

The Hemigar Press - Creative Letterpress Cards and Art

Spilsby, United Kingdom

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Announcement    Shipping - we ship to UK and USA using Etsy auto-ordering. Our prices are post and packaging inclusive for UK customers. For cards - US customers pay a flat rate of £1.95 per order - so that the charge can be spread over several items - for two cards - £7.95 for two top price cards - £3.98 each - instead of post-inclusive £4.95 for a single. A spare card is always handy! The Hemigar Press prints some lovely cards, and we're adding to them all the time - please browse.

We will ship to most other countries - please contact us to arrange this. We regret that we are unable to despatch to EU countries because of current VAT regulations and the associated administration charges.

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Last updated on Jun 14, 2021

Shipping - we ship to UK and USA using Etsy auto-ordering. Our prices are post and packaging inclusive for UK customers. For cards - US customers pay a flat rate of £1.95 per order - so that the charge can be spread over several items - for two cards - £7.95 for two top price cards - £3.98 each - instead of post-inclusive £4.95 for a single. A spare card is always handy! The Hemigar Press prints some lovely cards, and we're adding to them all the time - please browse.

We will ship to most other countries - please contact us to arrange this. We regret that we are unable to despatch to EU countries because of current VAT regulations and the associated administration charges.

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About Hemigar

Sales 442
On Etsy since 2020

A lot of partnerships begin by accident.

The seed for the Hemigar Press was an error in an Ebay advert – a ‘buy now price’ instead of an auction ‘start’ price. Result? Bargain for Alan, inner rage, and self-loathing for Jane. But it’s worked out well – the discovery of common interests which have allowed graphic artist Jane to get back to her academic training in print-making and for Alan to expand his fascination with the technology of printing.
Now, the Hemigar Press has several presses, including an 1884 Hopkinson and Cope Albion Press, a late 19th century Colt Armory treadle platen press which somehow made its way across the Atlantic, and several stalwarts of British ‘small-printing’ – the ever-popular ‘Adanas’. All these presses are ‘letterpress’, that is they use the single-colour relief printing process. All use human power. Most of our cards and artwork are produced using these presses. Two colour work needs two passes through the press, three colour three, and so on. Hand-pressed letterpress products are never quite identical – part of their charm is that each is a unique little artwork. Our cards often get framed.

Jane’s artwork is available on her own Etsy site. Her wall art includes drypoint etchings and large linocuts. She also continues her practice as a graphic designer – she can be contacted through this site.

Shop members

  • Jane West

    Owner, Designer, Maker

  • Alan Lamb

    Owner, Maker

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