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Happy New Year!

As 2016 draws to a close and 2017 begins it is time for a very long awaited blog from Cupiss Letterpress.

2016 was a busy year especially on the Letterpress side of our printing. The company produced the most amount of Letterpress  jobs since we invested in the, at the time, “new fangled” Offset Litho and later Digital Printing.

Richard and I were pleased to deal with many new clients from near and far, with  some jobs taking us into realms of Letterpress printing not used at Cupiss Letterpress before or at least since the 1900’s,  including unique styles of Business Cards through to Wedding  Stationery.

This year Richard designed and printed our limited edition calendars using our wooden and metal type  incorporating various tricks to create colour  gradients and toning to the text on the press. This limited edition Calendar has proved very popular with one going as far afield as the USA, there are now only a few Calendars left.

One client contacted us to create authentic printing  from the 1940’s era for the current TV programme “The Halycon Hotel” with Letterpress Printed and Hot Foiled Letterheads, Cards, Menus’s and Invitations. One particular job to match a shooting deadline requiried us to meet one of the team off the London Train at Diss Railway Station with the printing  for them to catch the next train back  to London.

We are currently working with the same client producing Letterpress  and Hot Foiled Jobs for a film now in production this has also involved hand glueing book clothes , die cutting and blind embossing.

Local designer Wes Duke spent some time with us creating a two colour design using Wooden and Metal type  which he then had scanned and his design Screen printed onto Cotton Bags for Thorns DIY shop in Norwich.

2017 has already started well with a number of Letterpress jobs already in the production pipeline.

We are already putting some thought to next years Calendar and this years Christmas Card, the 2016 card being individually hand inked to create a one off of each card., slow but fun to do.

Richard and I wish all our clients and readers of this blog a happy 2017.

All the best,

John