Links to Other Private Presses
We've moved all of our links for printers through to our Printing Tips section, where you can find details of suppliers, websites and organisations and – of more general interest – there's a list of letterpress museums.
This leaves our main links page free to showcase some of the presses selling books, prints, cards and other letterpress printed matter. All of these are based in the UK unless otherwised stated.
There's also a little list of jobbing printers at the bottom af the page for those looking for someone to print wedding stationery/business cards/etc.
Other Presses with Things for Sale
Minature and larger format books, including some particularly interesting specimen books showcasing various Monotype borders and woodletter founts. Cover of Paper Cranes.
A Yorkshire based press, printing limited edition books on their Vandercook. Illustration from Psalms 2.
Publishes mostly poetry, some of which is letterpress printed. Marbled cover of Medley for Morin Khur.
Monographs, miniatures and other books printed by Simon Lawrence. Cover of Dearest Joana.
Small editions of previously unpublished work.
The Gregynog Press dates back to the 1920s and publishes the very finest books in Welsh and English. Wood-engraving by Colin See-Paynton available as a print.
As well as their bespoke services, Harrington and Squires offer calenders, cards and limited edition books. Photograph shows Firewood.
Books from the most active private press. Illustration from My Father Made Toys.
Based in Bath, limited edition books. Wood-engraving from Chesil Beach.
Poetry and dramatic texts. Illustration from The Girl from the Sea by George Mackay Brown.
Publishes poetry of the 1940s. Frontispiece from Six Poems.
Fine press books and prices to match, in Cambridge. Illustration from Printing with Type. They don't have a website but the link will give you their address from Cambridge Online.
Image-led folding books. Illustration from The Cat.
Books – with an international reputation for quality. Illustration from Notes & Numbers.
Letterpress printed greetings cards available from their online shop. Also jobbing work. Friendship Closes its Eyes card show.
The Whittington Press has an open day annually. They publish books, belles letres etc. Wood engraving from their website.
Greetings cards and books from Kent. Illustration from The Garden.
A small press whose books look particularly well illustrated. Title page from HLEP!
Not curently printing but they sell our books and art including print-making. Linoprint (in Japanese woodcut style) of Porth Ceiriad by Ian Phillips.
Based in Walthamstow, the Paekakariki Press have recently started producing substantial poetry booklets including the one illustrated here, London Rivers, which features the work of seventeen poets.
Presses with Things for Sale – No Website
The Hedghog Press
Collectable stamps from the Adanaland Post Office, and modest publications from the infamous Alan Brignull. 33 Heath Road, Wivenhoe, Colchester, CO7 9PU.
A new enterprise, with books of poetry printed for them by The Evergreen Press. 345 Kings Acre Road, Hereford, HR4 0SL
The Parrot Press
Prints and small books from Sue Williamson (not to be confused with a number of Oxfordshire Parrot species). Sledmere Cottage, The Green, North Newbald, York, YO43 4SA.
Prints and some small books from printmaker and illustrator John R Smith. Rose Cottage, New road, Adderbury, Banbury, OX17 3LL.
The p's & q's Press
Intaglio and letterpress limited editions from Christine Tacq. 2 Essex Road, Thame, Oxfordshire, OX9 3LT.
The Strawberry Press
Poetry, fiction and non-fiction books from author and printer Paul Nash. 8 Fairfield Drive, Witney, Oxon, OX28 5LB.
Small editions, including Farsi titles. 19 Almorah Road, London, N1 3ER
H&S offer a bespoke design service. Christmas card comissioned by Summers & Co.
Books and other jobbing work. Image from work commissioned by Stroud House Gallery.
The only underwater press. Engraving, diestamping and letterpress jobbing work. Debossed image from a wedding invitation.
Colour work a speciality. THANK YOU card available in green, grey, mauve or blue.
Notes for Presses & Copyright Holders
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