Print for Love of Wood

Address:
7 Barnmeadow Lane
Great Harwood
BB6 7AB
United Kingdom
Phone:
Employees:
just me
About:
Print for Love of Wood a small design and letterpress studio based in the Pennines, Lancashire dedicated to the love of wood type and tree hugging paper. It is a labour of love by award winning freelance graphic designer Jacqui Sharples, a Lancashire ‘lass’ inspired by a passion for print, the smell of ink, vintage typography and her collection of wood type. I print in house on a range of vintage printing presses, including a Victorian treadle, using traditional methods of hand setting type. All the presses are manually operated so the only energy used is an eco-friendly light bulb and some muscle power! The paper and card is carefully sourced tree friendly stock and the ink is recycled from printers who have closed down due to the impact of digital on traditional print methods. Winner in Cog Design Student Awards MPA Roses Student Awards Commended.
Book cover Lasting Impressions MPA Roses Commendation
Book cover Lasting Impressions MPA Roses Commendation
Three colour lino print, persona; project
Three colour lino print, persona; project
Wood type bespoke print for award winning Brighton author Simon Lelic
Wood type bespoke print for award winning Brighton author Simon Lelic
Wood type printed tote
Wood type printed tote
Interview with Jacqui from Print for Love of Wood
When did you start letterpress printing?: 
2008
What do you like best about letterpress printing?: 
It combines my love of typography, graphic design and working with my hands
What inspires you?: 
A passion for print, the smell of ink, vintage typography, historic buildings and my ever growing collection of wood type.
Which press(es), ink & paper do you usually use?: 
A large Farley 24a proofing press and a Peerless treadle are the workhorses. There's also an Adana and a Kelsey 8x5, S&B proofing press and Adana QFB for the workshops. Ink is recycled from printers who have closed down due to the impact of digital on traditional print methods. I use tins of old litho ink for posters and Van Son rubber based for stationery. Paper is either 100% cotton or recycled stock but all tree hugging.
How would you describe your artwork?: 
Retro, vintage with a modern twist
What kind of products do you create?: 
Posters, cards, stationery, coasters, invitations, wedding stationery, note books. Anything we can print on! New wood type fabric based products will be launching soon
Do you offer custom work?: 
yes
Where can we buy your products?: 
http://www.etsy.com/shop/PRINTforLOVEofWOOD
Do you offer workshops? If yes, what kind of?: 
We offer wood type or table top press workshops. We also work in education taking letterpress workshops on the road to colleges or schools. But most of all we aim for our workshops to be informative and fun whatever your age.
Is there anything you wished you had known as a beginner?: 
How expensive and addictive letterpress is!
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