Limited Edition Hand-Set Letterpress Prints

Using my ‘Cloister’ decorative initials, cast in lead by American Type Founders (ATF now long since gone) and sets of  36pt Monotype decorative initials, I have designed and printed limited editions of special prints that show the beauty of these initials, especially when printed by letterpress, on ‘mould made’ 100% cotton paper. 

Due to the time involved in hand-setting and make-ready for each design, coupled to the individual printing process, I have only been able to do around twenty five of each design. Thus, they are all individual and limited prints; letterpress printed on my ‘Arab’ antique press, made in 1900.

The prints are either:

A: Print size 13.25” x 9.5” mounted on an A3 board:  11.75” x 16.5”

B: Print size 13.5” x 6.5” mounted on an A3  board:  11.75” x 16.5”

C: Print size 13.5” x 6.5” mounted on board size:   8.2” x 16.5”

D. Print size 14” x 4.5” mounted on third A3 board:   16.5” x 5.9”

The prints show the ‘mould made’ deckled edge on at least one edge, and some of them show the ‘Somerset’ watermark of the St Cuthberts Mill in Wells, where this special cotton paper is made.

Scottish Themes include: 

MY HEART’S IN THE HIGHLANDS (A)

SCOTLAND – with printer’s fist (D)

SCOTLAND THE BRAVE (D)

FLOWER OF SCOTLAND (D)

OVER THE SEA TO SKYE (D)

SPEED BONNIE BOAT LIKE A BIRD ON THE WING (D)

WE LOVE TO BE IN NAIRN (D)

WE LOVE TO BE IN MORAY (D)

Shakespeare Quotes:

THERE IS A TIDE IN THE AFFAIRES OF MEN (B and C)

ALL THE WORLD’S A STAGE (B and C)

The backing boards are either green, dark blue, red or purple, and further backed onto a 900gsm rigid board ready for framing

Prices INCLUDING UK Delivery

Size A:  £35.00

Size B:  £30.00

Size C:  £25.00

Size D:  £20.00

If you would like one of these prints please get in touch and I can let you know what prints remain and what colours of mounting board is available.