Who We Are
Ledbury Letterpress is the creation of two friends, Rebecca Jones and Charlotte Evans, with a lot of help and support from Master Printer, Martin Clark.
If you are local to Herefordshire, you may well have heard of Tilley's, an amazing letterpress printer in Ledbury - this is where all the Ledbury Letterpress cards and stationery are produced.
Tilley's Letterpress Printing was established in its present location in 1875. Martin Clark, the current proprietor, began his five year apprenticeship at the age of 15, going on to achieve his status as Master Printer. During his career, he has maintained the traditional skills and craftsmanship of the Letterpress Printer. He handprints our wonderful cards and paper goods on a Heidleberg Platens printer - with help from our very own Rebecca. Tilley Printing may well be the only remaining 'jobbing Letterpress Printers' still housed in its original premises - and we are delighted to be working in such an inspiring location.
Our designs bring together the tradition and craftsmanship of authentic letterpress printing with bright neon inks and fresh bold designs. We use a mixture of antique printing blocks and new engravings made from Charlotte's intricate illustrations. It is this combination of antique and fresh, intricate and bold, that is at the heart of Ledbury Letterpress.
Established in 2015, Ledbury Letterpress is a new venture, growing gently and organically as Rebecca and Charlotte juggle the fledgeling business with existing commitments, but please watch this space - hopes and dreams are high, and a small range of cards is just the beginning...!