Jacobs Hall Lane
United Kingdom
Just me!
I am a Graphic Designer specialising primarily in print based design. I also run my own letterpress studio where i create all sorts of goodies! These range from greetings cards, wedding invitations, business cards, clothes tags, wine labels, letterheads, compliment slips... pretty much anything!
Interview with Jon from Jonji
When did you start letterpress printing?: 
I started printing on and off back when I was studying my Masters at University
What do you like best about letterpress printing?: 
The tactile nature of it all and how much more rewarding it is to print everything by hand instead of just clicking 'print'. I also love the smell of the inks, paper and even the grease of the press!
What inspires you?: 
Clean, minimal design. I believe that simple is best and this shows in the design work I do. I also surf the net searching for letterpress and print forums/blogs/websites to see what other people are doing and how they go about doing it. I love to learn new tips & techniques! I am trying to do my bit to keep letterpress alive and well!
Which press(es), ink & paper do you usually use?: 
My printing press is a hand operated Adana 8x5 Press Papers I tend to use - 100% Cotton papers such as Somerset, Bockingford, Cranes and most recently Khadi which is made from cotton rag from off cuts of T-shirts from factories in India... Very exotic!
How would you describe your artwork?: 
Minimalistic, clean and elegant. I like to combine old and new techniques to create unique pieces.
What kind of products do you create?: 
Greetings cards, business cards, wedding invites, wine labels, stickers, name place holders, compliment slips, letter headed paper, clothing tags you name it! the only thing I dont usually do is large scale posters above A4 as my press is slightly too small to do large scale things. I also offer a thermography service on all letterpress products that add that little bit extra to a final product. It adds a nice contrast in texture as with thermography the print is raised from the paper without embossing stamps.
Do you offer custom work?: 
Where can we buy your products?:
Do you offer workshops? If yes, what kind of?: 
Not at this time but I plan to in the future!
Is there anything you wished you had known as a beginner?: 
I researched pretty heavily although I underestimated just how much work is involved in letterpress printing. In the beginning i was terribly inefficient with my process however over time I have learned to become a lot more efficient... So i suppose generally i would have liked to know how other printers work when i first started.
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