With so much of our daily life controlled by digital technology we relish the chance to create hand-printed, original and classic greeting cards. Each letter is hand-set and lovingly printed in our home in South East London. We use luxury card, paper and vibrant oil and rubber based printing inks to ensure that each of our cards is not only an original design but individual in its own right.
Our journey began on a cold Saturday back in January 2012 when my future husband and I attended a one day introduction course to letterpress at the St Bride Foundation in London. We were instantly hooked, and seeking a creative diversion from careers in the City and Retail, we vowed to pursue this new found medium. Following expert advice, we purchased our first Adana 8 x 5 printing press and set about sourcing a variety of different lead type faces.
Our padlock logo has a personal story behind it; when my husband proposed in June 2012, he had an old fashioned padlock engraved with our initials and we traveled to Paris with intentions to attach it to the famous Pont de l’Archeveche (love lock bridge). However, the emotional sentiment meant we couldn’t bear to leave it, so after taking plenty of photos we brought it back to London, and it is now safely stowed with us on Kennington Lane, as the inspiration for our business.
We hope you will enjoy writing and sending these cards to family and friends, as much as we’ve loved making them!