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By Brian Smith , January 10, 2021

Covid#3 – Week 1 update Letterpress

Its been a funny old week as Granville would say, we havent had a lot to do but I have enjoyed myself indulging in our Letterpress Equipment, playing and experimenting with different products, unfortunately we've not made any money but we are still here. Here are a couple of pics of what we have been doing, oh and I have managed to break the Intertype linecaster, with a bit of a lead splash. ...

By Brian Smith , January 3, 2021

A6 Letterpress Promo Pads

A6 pads (pack of 10 pads) Printed Letterpress on 80gsm paper in black ink giving a nice crisp "bite" into the paper Put your copy to be printed on the pad into the order notes, a proof will be sent before printing. 3 lines of type Your details displayed as per image 90 leaves per pad with hard back glued at head (portrait) if you wish to click and collect then just put CLICK AND COLLECT in the order notes on the checkout and you can...

By Brian Smith , December 12, 2020

50th anniversary of Rufford Printing Company

On the 1st January 1970, I started Rufford Printing Company. I bought an Adana 8x5 Handpress, a few cases of type, cleared my mums Kitchen Table and started printing. About 18 months previous to this, on 13th August 1968, at around 8pm, I fell from a hammock in Rufford Park resulting in total paralysis from the upper chest downwards and life in a wheelchair. A condition which is permanent. This video is the abbreviated history of my journey, it...

By Brian Smith , December 5, 2020

INTERTYPE POSTERS

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This letterpress poster was printed on GF Smith 100gsm Sugar Paper (30 years old)! Using a Vandercook Universal III letterpress proofing press it uses Intertype slugs cast from matrices of our printshop typefaces for the Intertype Linecasting Machine These represent the majority of matrices we now hold. Limited run before dissing of forme, 100, copies only. Dimensions  22.5 inches x 18 inches This machine was made by Harris Intertype...

By Brian Smith , November 10, 2020

COVID 19 UPDATE

Unfortunately we cant sell our letterpress Christmas Cards and gift tags direct from our shop, but you can purchase them online from our online shop https://www.ruffordprinting.co.uk/shop/ if you wish to click and collect then just put CLICK AND COLLECT in the order notes on the checkout and you can collect from outside out door after payment has been made online ...

By Brian Smith , July 12, 2020

HOLIDAYS 2020

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By Brian Smith , May 5, 2020

SOCIAL DISTANCING FLOOR STICKERS

We can produce for you bespoke floor stickers, size and shape your choice Just call for a competitive quote...

By Brian Smith , March 17, 2020

CORONAVIRUS UPDATE- The presses still roll on but…

[caption id="attachment_2194" align="aligncenter" width="212"]We are still operating, but… CONORAVIRUS UDATE[/caption]...

By Brian Smith , November 17, 2019

50th YEAR ANNIVERSARY

On 1st January 2020 RUFFORD PRINTING COMPANY enters its 50th YEAR OF TRADING. To celebrate this we have produced 50 copies of a totally LETTERPRESSS CALENDAR which is available from our PRINT WORKS @ CEDAR FARM It is unbeliveable to think that on Friday 2nd January 1970 when the age of majority was lowered from 21 to 18, I went to the William Deacons Bank in Burscough Bridge to open an account in the name of Rufford Printing Compa...

By Brian Smith , February 13, 2019

HALF TERM ACTIVITY

HALF TERM ACTIVITY Print this bookmark on our Adana 8x5 press and typeset your name to replace 'me'. Free activity TUESDAY 19th February 11.00 - 3.00 WEDNESDAY 20th February 2.00 - 4.00 Suitable for children from school age. any query ring 01704 821285....