RedRoseLetterpress

Premium Letterpress Products from Kent, England

Aylesford, England | 74 Sales

RedRoseLetterpress

Premium Letterpress Products from Kent, England

Aylesford, England 74 Sales On Etsy since 2016

5 out of 5 stars (22)

Announcement   I’ve made a few changes to my printing services. If there’s anything in particular you would like please message me.

Announcement

Last updated on 22 Jul, 2018

I’ve made a few changes to my printing services. If there’s anything in particular you would like please message me.

James Elliott

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James Elliott

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The art of letterpress printing - Red Rose Letterpress

Through a series of twists and turns I found out about letterpress printing around 3 years ago. Scrolling through the listings on eBay I came across the Adana 8x5, an old machine made for the hobby letterpress printer. It was dated to around 1960 and came with a variety of tools and letterpress type (the metal pieces of the alphabet used to compose words).

When I went to pick up the machine the chap asked if I knew anything about letterpress, to which I answers 'no' and the look on his face still haunts me now. 'You've a steep learning curve ahead of you' he said.

3 years down the line and I am the proud owner of Red Rose Letterpress, a cottage industry offering bespoke letterpress printed products for the discerning customer. I mostly cater for the wedding market, providing personalised retro seed packets to remember their special day. But I am expanding into other areas as I learn more about graphics design and letterpress printing techniques.

Last year I upgraded to the Autovic, a 1.4 tonne letterpress machine that opens up a lot of possibilities, including printing artwork and more complex designs. I hope to roll out some lovely products with this beast over the next few months.

If you are looking for something special for personal or business use please contact me, I offer a free design service with proofs sent by pdf.

James

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