Bobalong Press

United Kingdom
Bobalong is an artisan stationery and design studio specialising in hand printed letterpress paper goods.We love to combine contemporary pattern and colour with the craftsmanship of letterpress printing. We print our products, designed in house, in small runs on an antique cast iron letterpress
Personalised notebook
Personalised notebook
Custom letterpress business cards
Custom letterpress business cards
Letterpress paper garland
Letterpress paper garland
Letterpress thank you card
Letterpress thank you card
Interview with Malin from Bobalong Press
When did you start letterpress printing?: 
What do you like best about letterpress printing?: 
Using both mind & hands.
What inspires you?: 
I am inspired by my 5-year old son and by shapes and colours in nature. My influences are Scandinavian design (I grew up in Sweden) and mid-20th century designers like Alvin Lustig, Paul Rand, Olle Eksell, Stig Lindberg and many more.
Which press(es), ink & paper do you usually use?: 
Bobalong has an Arab Platen press and an Adana 8x5. Most jobs are printed on the Arab except the very small ones. Bobalong's products are printed with Van Son Rubber based inks on either 100% recycled papers or tree-free 100% cotton paper that is made from cotton waste.
How would you describe your artwork?: 
Contemporary with a sense of humour.
What kind of products do you create?: 
Greeting cards, stationery, and limited edition prints. We also do custom business & social stationery including wedding invitations.
Do you offer custom work?: 
Where can we buy your products?:
Do you offer workshops? If yes, what kind of?: 
I'm planning to offer letterpress workshops in the future. If anyone in the South Wales (UK) area is interested, please get in touch.
Is there anything you wished you had known as a beginner?: 
How to get the registration right quicker using tracing paper.
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