GreyLetterPress

Letterpress Greetings Cards and Stationery

Bishop's Stortford, England · 215 Sales

GreyLetterPress

Letterpress Greetings Cards and Stationery

Bishop's Stortford, England 215 Sales On Etsy since 2014

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(46)

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Grey Letter Press is on sabbatical until further notice. If you have any questions at all, do message us.
All best,
Sam & Sam
Grey Letter Press

Note from shop owner

Last updated on 16 May, 2018

Hi there!
Grey Letter Press is on sabbatical until further notice. If you have any questions at all, do message us.
All best,
Sam & Sam
Grey Letter Press

Samantha Drury Shore

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Samantha Drury Shore

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About

Printing in our Kitchen

Grey Letter Press is run by husband and wife team, Sam and Sam, with occasional “assistance” from our cats, Basil and Saffron. We are based in Bishop’s Stortford in Hertfordshire, though we’re dreaming of a move to Norfolk, a quieter life and a bigger workshop.

We both have professional backgrounds in the publishing and printing industries, but have fallen head-over-heels with the tactile art of letterpress printing; the simple pleasure of putting ink to paper. Well, it’s not simple at all in many cases, working with antique presses and type comes with an interesting set of challenges!

It’s wonderful to see the resurgence in popularity of letterpress in recent years. It seems we’re not alone in becoming less enamoured with mass produced and impersonal stationery.

Our mission is to create original, contemporary and beautiful letterpress items; and to spread the word on this historic craft ensuring its survival long into the future.

All of our work is printed by hand, on FSC certified paper, using water-washable inks, meaning no yucky solvents needed!

We use a 1940s Stephenson Blake proof press for most of our letterpress work. Using a proof press means that each individual impression has to be inked by hand using a roller before printing. So our prints really are lovingly (and laboriously!) handmade.

Shop members

  • Samantha Drury Shore

    Owner

    Hi there. My name is Sam. I'm a letterpress printer, cat lover, avid reader and a huge fan of cheese and wine.

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Last updated on 21 November, 2015

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  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits