Then we hand cut our Italian cotton art paper with its elegant texture in two processes, this is then taken to the Gordons Platen Press a 80 year old foot pedal operated printing machine.
Here Bill hand places the cut paper, one by one into the printing machine operating it with his foot and this spins the large solid fly wheel and that turns the inked rollers and prints the image.
So one by one each card is printed and checked for high quality printing. I then place them onto the drying rack and here they stay overnight till the ink is touch dry.
|Bill printing with careful consideration|
|Genevieve inking up|
|We use our baby Adana to add the letterpress font 'For You'|
|Cards drying on the rack for the night|
|This is our card creasing machine, its an old chinese press with a shovel lever that we modified and we think the little red book was originally printed on it!|
|This is our cafe / packing room|
the beautiful environment we work in...bliss
|Here we are, the last of the process where we barcode and let you know how special it is to produce this stationery for you.|