LUXURY LETTERPRESS PRINTED IN THE UK

Lizzie Parker's designs are striking, bright and simple using just one or two colours to depict the shadows, highlights and character of animals concentrating on their eyes. She uses simple lines and shapes to not only get lovely texture with the print form but to also suggest the character of that animal.

The sadness in the tiger's eyes, the glint in the eye of the cow and flutter of the giraffe’s eyelashes. With designs such as the Bear and cub, Polar Bears and the Hippo she has used the way the light hits them to illustrate their form.

In the whole collection, she's used just 16 colours, several of which are special mixes as I feel this bold use of colour brings the collection together. In the past year, Lizzie has extended the collections further adding in different subject matter and expanding into gift items such as coasters.

All of the designs are produced on an original Heidelberg Platen printing press from the early 20th century, all our cards are printed on a 100% recycled paper stock milled in Germany. The paper has a beautiful high-quality finish which works in perfect harmony with the letterpress printing to realise Lizzie's designs and get greater impression in printing.

The way in which we use letterpress printing is modern and unique to anyone else in the industry juxtaposing the old and the new giving the work a wonderfully tactile finish which can be both seen and felt. We also feel that choosing to print our cards letterpress has also shaped her design style with her economic use of bold colours mostly combining one bright with one dark to get the greatest impact.

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