Hand-printed books of poetry,
Plus tips and supplies for fellow letterpress printers.

Links to Other Private Presses

We've moved all of our links for printers through to our Printing Tips section, where you can find details of suppliers, websites and organisations and – of more general interest – there's a list of letterpress museums.

This leaves our main links page free to showcase some of the presses selling books, prints, cards and other letterpress printed matter. All of these are based in the UK unless otherwised stated.

There's also a little list of jobbing printers at the bottom af the page for those looking for someone to print wedding stationery/business cards/etc.

Other Presses with Things for Sale

Paper Cranes (Alembic Press)The Alembic Press

Minature and larger format books, including some particularly interesting specimen books showcasing various Monotype borders and woodletter founts. Cover of Paper Cranes.

Illustration from Psalms 2 (Celtic Cross Press)

The Celtic Cross Press

A Yorkshire based press, printing limited edition books on their Vandercook. Illustration from Psalms 2.

Medley for Morin Khur (Enitharmon)


Publishes mostly poetry, some of which is letterpress printed. Marbled cover of Medley for Morin Khur.

Dearest Joanna (Fleece Press)

The Fleece Press

Monographs, miniatures and other books printed by Simon Lawrence. Cover of Dearest Joana.

The Gabriel Press

Small editions of previously unpublished work.

Wood-engraving by Colin See-Paynton (for Gwasg Gregynog)

Gwasg Gregynog

The Gregynog Press dates back to the 1920s and publishes the very finest books in Welsh and English. Wood-engraving by Colin See-Paynton available as a print.

Firewood (Harrington and Squires)

Harrington & Squires

As well as their bespoke services, Harrington and Squires offer calenders, cards and limited edition books. Photograph shows Firewood.

Illustration from My Father Made Toys (Incline Press)

The Incline Press

Books from the most active private press. Illustration from My Father Made Toys.

Wood-engraving from Cheshil Beach (Old School Press)

The Old School Press

Based in Bath, limited edition books. Wood-engraving from Chesil Beach.

Illustration from The Girl From The Sea (Old Stile Press)

The Old Stile Press

Poetry and dramatic texts. Illustration from The Girl from the Sea by George Mackay Brown.

Frontispiece from Six Poems (One Time Press)

The One Time Press

Publishes poetry of the 1940s. Frontispiece from Six Poems.

Illustration from Printing with Type (Rampant Lions Press)

The Rampant Lions Press

Fine press books and prices to match, in Cambridge. Illustration from Printing with Type. They don't have a website but the link will give you their address from Cambridge Online.

Illustration from The Cat (Spoon Print Press)

The Spoon Print Press

Image-led folding books. Illustration from The Cat.

 Illustration from Noites and Numbers (The Tern Press)

The Tern Press

Books – with an international reputation for quality. Illustration from Notes & Numbers.

 Greetings card by Typoretum


Letterpress printed greetings cards available from their online shop. Also jobbing work. Friendship Closes its Eyes card show.

Wood engraving (Whittington Press)

The Whittington Press

The Whittington Press has an open day annually. They publish books, belles letres etc. Wood engraving from their website.

 Illustration from The Garden (Woodcrft Press)

The Woodcraft Press

Greetings cards and books from Kent. Illustration from The Garden.

HLEP! (Yellow Fox Press)

The Yellow Fox Press

A small press whose books look particularly well illustrated. Title page from HLEP!

Linoprint by Ian Phillips (St Davids Studio Gallery)

St Davids Studio Gallery

Not curently printing but they sell our books and art including print-making. Linoprint (in Japanese woodcut style) of Porth Ceiriad by Ian Phillips.

Paekakariki Press

Paekakariki Press

Based in Walthamstow, the Paekakariki Press have recently started producing substantial poetry booklets including the one illustrated here, London Rivers, which features the work of seventeen poets.

Presses with Things for Sale – No Website

The Hedghog Press

Collectable stamps from the Adanaland Post Office, and modest publications from the infamous Alan Brignull. 33 Heath Road, Wivenhoe, Colchester, CO7 9PU.

MKB Editions

A new enterprise, with books of poetry printed for them by The Evergreen Press. 345 Kings Acre Road, Hereford, HR4 0SL

The Parrot Press

Prints and small books from Sue Williamson (not to be confused with a number of Oxfordshire Parrot species). Sledmere Cottage, The Green, North Newbald, York, YO43 4SA.

The Old Forge Press

Prints and some small books from printmaker and illustrator John R Smith. Rose Cottage, New road, Adderbury, Banbury, OX17 3LL.

The p's & q's Press

Intaglio and letterpress limited editions from Christine Tacq. 2 Essex Road, Thame, Oxfordshire, OX9 3LT.

The Strawberry Press

Poetry, fiction and non-fiction books from author and printer Paul Nash. 8 Fairfield Drive, Witney, Oxon, OX28 5LB.

Susan Allix

Small editions, including Farsi titles. 19 Almorah Road, London, N1 3ER

Christmas Card (Harrington and Squires)

Jobbing Printers

Harrington & Squires

H&S offer a bespoke design service. Christmas card comissioned by Summers & Co.

Illustration from Stroud House card (Evergreen Press)

The Evergreen Press

Books and other jobbing work. Image from work commissioned by Stroud House Gallery.

Image from a Wedding Invitation (Piccolo Press)

The Piccolo Press

The only underwater press. Engraving, diestamping and letterpress jobbing work. Debossed image from a wedding invitation.

Woodletter and THANK YOU card (Typoretum)


Colour work a speciality. THANK YOU card available in green, grey, mauve or blue.

Notes for Presses & Copyright Holders

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