||etterpress is a traditional form of relief
printing using wood and metal type blocks.
The invention of the printing press
and movable type were defining moments in mankind's history,
facilitating the information revolution of their day. As with
all hand-crafted processes, the skill and time involved in letterpress
is considerable, but this is rewarded by beautifully tactile
outcomes and a quality which is unobtainable through modern printing
Established by Graham
Bignell in 1986, New North Press is an artisan letterpress print
studio based in Hoxton, east London. The partnership now includes
Richard Ardagh and Beatrice Bless, assisted by Ian Macdonald.
We have a substantial library of type,
both wooden and metal, which we set by hand and print on Albion
presses. The components and techniques of this method of printing
have remained almost unchanged over the centuries so we
are very proud to be able to keep this beautiful process alive.
We run workshops, take commissions and
produce our own editions for sale.