Oxford Guild of Printers


The Fork and Broom Press

Annette Dißlin

At The Fork and Broom Press limited edition books are printed letterpress from metal type, with or without woodcut or linoprints as illustrations.

Oppenweher Str. 9, 32351 Stemwede, Germany

Website: www.forkandbroompress.net

Tudor Black Press

Hugh Macfarlane

The Tudor Black Press produces limited edition books on an Albion Press in the heart of rural France. These books are of a traditional style developed by earlier presses.

Website: tudorblackpress.co.uk

Corvus Works

Chris Wakeling

The studio and workshop of Christopher Wakeling (MISTD), dedicated to the pursuit of the typographic arts – designing, composing, printing and publishing limited edition books and ephemeral work for itself and others.

Website: www.corvusworks.co.uk

Bracken Press

Michael Atkin

Printmaker/etcher/lino printer/ letterpress/publisher. Open Access Print-workshop for printmakers. 2 day courses in etching & aquatint or block/ lino-printing & books. See website for full details.

Website: www.brackenpress.com

Cleeve Press

Nick Birchall

Since 2006 we have been saving and renovating letterpress equipment and type. I take pleasure in printing my own designs by this old, craft method and we like to share this creative experience through small group workshops. (no computer will be involved!)

Website: cleevepress.co.uk

Incline Press

Graham Moss

Hand-made books for the collector who reads and the reader who collects.

36 Bow Street, Oldham OL1 1SJ

Phone: 0161 627 1966 (or from abroad dial +44 (0)161 627 1966)

Website: www.inclinepress.com

Muttons & Nuts

Phil Treble

A modern letterpress studio producing books and ephemera, at Calf House Studios near Beverley, East Yorkshire.

Website: muttonsandnuts.co.uk

Painter printmaker

John Walker

13 Fordington Gardens, Dorchester, Dorset DT1 1AN

Phone: 01305 263266

Website: johnwalkerart.co.uk

The Alembic Press

Claire and David Bolton

We are a small private press, active for some 40 years, and now dividing our time between three locations, with letterpress equipment in Abingdon, Oxon and Cowaramup, Western Australia, and type casting equipment at 50 Hurst Street, Oxford. Currently, Claire’s primary activity is researching 15th century printing practices, and David’s is the operation of the Monotype equipment.

Riverside, Wilsham Road, Abingdon, Oxford OX14 5HP

Phone: 01235 525227

Website: www.alembicpress.co.uk

The Atlantis Press

Michael and Susan Daniell

The press was founded in 1978 at Wolvercote, Oxford, UK. We print bagatelles and very small books in letterpress using a Furnival Express treadle platen and a Columbian, using Verona, Caslon, and Gill Sans.

Website: www.theatlantispress.co.uk

The Balscote Press

Brian Clarke

We produce bespoke hand printed letterpress books, stationery, cards, invitations, announcements and weddings, alongside our own Fine Art Prints. We run print courses see our other web site artybonbon.com for details.

Balscote Press & artybonbon.com, Granary Studio, Home Farm Barn Offices, Upton Estate, Banbury, Oxfordshire OX15 6HU

Phone: 01295 678840

Website: www.balscotepress.com

The Hazelnut Press

Heather Haythornthwaite

The Hazelnut Press is where artists develop intaglio and relief printmaking skills, experiment with techniques, different inks, tools and equipment. We have four main presses: a Rollaco Boxer etching press, two Albions and a Farley proofer. Other printmakers who work here feed into the creative pool as we support, critique and enable the members to make ever better prints. Drypoint and aquatinted etchings, linocuts, monoprints, collagraphs and japanese woodblock prints are methods used here.
My own prints are narratives. Often they depict or refer to overlooked places and their inhabitants. I show at Frances Iles Gallery, Rochester.

Website: www.hazelnut-press.com

The Jericho Press

Chip Coakley

Website: www.jericho-press.com

The Old School Press

Martyn Ould

The Old School Press prints and publishes new texts in limited editions with specially commissioned illustrations. We use traditional letterpress printing techniques – metal type and fine papers – and our books are hand-bound to our designs. Themes include Italy and the history of printing.

Website: www.theoldschoolpress.com

The Reading Room Press

Miles Wigfield

My main aspiration at the press is to publish – and print – items of literary interest particularly of my own literary heroes, so far Forrest Reid, A. S. J. Tessimond and T. E. Lawrence. It has also been a pleasure to commission wood engravers to illustrate these publications: Paul Kershaw, Ian Stephens and Jim Westergard to date. Celebratory broadsheets, family wedding invitations, and other ephemera e.g. for Parenthesis have always been rewarding and great fun.

Website: www.thereadingroompress.com

The Salvage Press

Jamie Murphy

I started The Salvage Press in an effort to preserve, promote and pursue excellence in typographic design and letterpress printing. All my books, broadsides and ephemeral pieces to date have been produced in various letterpress outfits as I endevour to learn from these great ambassadors, studios and workshops.

44 Newbury Wood, Clonshaugh, Dublin 17

Phone: 00 353 87 96 26 365

Website: thesalvagepress.com

The Strawberry Press

Dr Paul W. Nash

The Strawberry Press (and Strawberry Books) is a small, traditional press specialising in slim volumes, printed letterpress in limited editions (and occasional more substantial works) in the areas of fiction, poetry, humour and bibliography. Printing and publishing is largely undertaken for fun by Paul W. Nash and Alison Felstead.

19 Fosseway Drive, Moreton-in-Marsh, Gloucestershire GL56 0DU

Phone: 01608 654349

Website: www.strawberrypress.co.uk

The Whittington Press

John Randle

Website: www.whittingtonpress.com