Prickle Press is a design and letterpress business run by Rachel in the heart of Brixton, London. Prickle Press specializes in hand printed cards, prints and personalised stationery.
Prickle Press unique designs begin as pen and ink sketches inspired by unassuming objects, characters and stories. Rachel turns her favourite illustrations into letterpress plates, choses a set of metal or wooden type and sources the most luxurious and forest friendly papers. Finally, each design is hand printed using a hundred year old 8x12 Chandler & Price treadle press.
Letterpress dates back to the fifteenth century. It is an old, tactile craft that requires time, focus and skill to design and typeset faultlessly, master the machinery and produce a perfect print. Each piece of card is fed through the press, piled and packaged by hand. The result is something you will instantly want to stroke, collect, frame or gift.
Share your love of all things paper and letterpress by buying a handmade card for a long lost friend, a print for an empty wall or having some stationery made just for you.