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By Brian Smith , October 3, 2021

Family poster

Printed letterpress using the same fonts as per the example by YOU on a Vandercook Universal III proofing press £20 per session max 4 people Dates and times available are 13th October 1 till 3pm - 20th October 1 till 3pm 26th October 1 till 3pm - 27th October 1 till 3pm 28th October 1 till 3pm To book please call 01704 821285 or email info@ruffordprinting.co.uk Payment to be made on booking Alternatively we could print this for you, i...

By Brian Smith , February 5, 2021

Covid#3 – Week 5 Letterpress Update

Covid#3 Week 5 Covid #3 Week 5 Well this week in the Print Works, we have been DOING a lot of varied work, Luke has been sorting type and rehoming it in cleaner cases, lots of Banners, AND I have been tidying my desk up! BUT DONT FORGET its VALENTINES next Sunday and we have some funky Valenties tags and cards, See www.ruffordprinting.co.uk/shop for details. Thank you for all those customers who continually support us in maintaining ...

By Brian Smith , January 29, 2021

Covid#3 – Week 4 update Letterpress

Covid#3 Week 4 Well this week in the Print Works, we have been quite busy printing Pads, Time Cards, stickers, and some funky Valenties tags, See www.ruffordprinting.co.uk/shop for details. Thank you for all those customers who continually support us in maintaining local jobs Its a crazy world but I think the sentiments of FDR are quite apt at a time like this. Please dont forget your local printer we are eager to fulfill your next pri...

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...