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Letterpress Posters!

Inspired by that big V day (valentine's), I have designed and printed a limited edition of letterpress prints. It was just an excuse to get a bit creative, get my hands dirty and indulge myself in my woodtype collection. I tried to stay away from cheesy and keep them fun, light hearted and aesthetically pleasing, of course!

Have a look at the whole range below.. 5 of them are to available to purchase directly from the shop, some are not on there but they are the same price as the others- just get in touch if you want to buy one. Each are of a limited run- there are no more than 10 prints of each. 

Every single print is unique, with it's very own markings on it. This is because of the wonderful letterpress process- no 2 prints are ever the same... For example, look at the below image! 

If you want a bespoke print doing, with a specific quote that's special to you, just give me a shout!

A letterpress workshop with SHADOWPLAY, Cheltenham.

Just before xmas, I hosted a letterpress workshop for the fun team at Shadowplay. It was a great afternoon, whereby the group of 7 (hopefully) learned a lot about the beautiful ways of letterpress. 

We had gold, black, blue and fluorescent inks on both presses that day- we jam packed it in to say the least!! Some had a clear vision of what they wanted, whilst others maybe came along with one but changed their minds (upon seeing the possibilities and understanding the process a little more) when it came to setting up and printing. The variety of creations that came out of that workshop are amazing- we had posters on the go, coasters, postcards, the lot! ACE! Have a look at them in action...

This is definitely the biggest group I've ever taken but I think it worked really well, with some people setting up new things, some researching, some mixing ink, whilst others were printing; there was always something going on and something to do. Honestly, I hope they loved it as much as me! I also run one on one workshops and groups (usually) up to 5. If this looks like an afternoon up your street, please get in touch and get booked in. Come have a go, whether you've had a bash at it before or had no prior experience at all... All are welcome! I also sell vouchers online (go to shop) which make for fab presents.

Below are just a few pics of some from the day's results! ENJOY!

A pink PINK wedding!

Who doesn't love a pink wedding...!

This bold fluorescent vibe is really taking off in the wedding world, which is great because it totally matches the style and feel to the wedding stationery I do here at Retro Press. It is also very hard and expensive to reach this colour through digital printing, hence why you should go for the letterpress option every time!

I thought I'd give you a little preview of the wedding stuff I've already designed and printed in fluro pink in the past, as Retro Press is coming together with the wonderful Kirsten from The Little Wedding Helper to do a little bridal shower photo shoot... How exciting!! It's got a great theme to it (I don't want to give too much away yet!) and I've got no doubt that Kirsten has got a few other surprises up her sleeve too! Watch. This. Space...!

Below are a few images of some previous letterpress wedding stationery all of which was designed and printed here at Retro Press. Including bride and groom tags (which can be easily purchased on Retro's online store), an order of service, a wedding poster and a whole wedding package, including the Save the Date, invitation itself, separate RSVP slip and thank you cards- all printed in this lush neon pink colour.

After speaking with Kirsten, I decided to print more neon pink letterpress goodies for the shoot. One of my ideas was a Save the Date postcard, which you can see below and also be purchased at www.shopretropress.com. All you have to do is let me know the specifics and vwallahhhh, you have yourselves some personalised letterpressed Save the Date postcards!

I'm dead excited about being part of this bridal shower shoot with Kirsten and of course I shall share it with you once it's all out there :) In the meantime, have a look at Kirsten's awesome website, www.littleweddinghelper.co.uk and get in touch with me if anything 'catches your eye' and you fancy a bit of fluro in your life/ wedding!!

The Retro Letterpress Shop

My very first blog post on my very new blog! So I thought I'd start it off with sharing the latest thing going on here at Retro Press... The shop is now online, making it an easier way of ordering letterpress stationery, no faff, lots of thrills, no frills.

Looking to have that vintage, rustic wedding? Why not complete it with the stationery to match! Currently in stock, we have personalised prints and posters, wedding save the date coasters, Mr & Mrs tags, Bride and Groom tags, thank you cards and even letterpress workshop vouchers!

I'm now in the process of designing a collection of letterpress wedding invitation templates. These will include a mixture of styles and designs, from the luggage tag invite to a postcard style invite. The wedding stationery designed here at Retro will always be in their unique, vintage style, no messing, I hope you like! Please have a look at www.shopretropress.com.