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Then & Now

Our motto of “Traditional Printers with Traditional Values” is based on the history of the company. Managing Director John Harding the fourth generation to work at “The Wilderness” remembers as an apprentice working under the tutoring of his grandfather and uncle, hours spent learning the typecase layout and compositing skills, his Friday’s spent washing and distributing type back into the type cases.

One notable change in letterpress printing is the popularity in heavy impression. John’s grandfather would be surprised to see printing presented in this manner always insisting the least possible impression/show through is visible.

To read more about John’s grandfather and how letterpress printing has changed over the years, read the blog which tells you more about traditional letterpress printing.