In 2017 we converted a large garden shed into a cosy, light, print studio and Bodgers Press was born!
This adventure in print actually began many years ago when we were first taught to compose metal type during our first year at Norwich School of Art. However, by the time we left college at the end of the 1970’s, to work in the design industry, typesetting had already begun the slide into digital.
So this is a return to our roots, getting away from the computer screen to produce work manually. Working with vintage metal and wood type to express our designs by handprinting on vintage printing presses. Getting inky and enjoying it.
We have gathered a small collection of wood and metal type and presently print on an Adana 8x5 and a Farley flat-bed proofing press. There is a larger treadle press awaiting restoration and we are always on the lookout for more letterpress equipment.
As we produce prints we will add them to our shop.
We are always happy to undertake bespoke letterpress printing projects, anything from business cards and stationery to A3 posters - just get in touch and we can work something out!
We are also keen to share the letterpress printing experience, so if you would like to come along for a day to learn about printing please let us know. We have space and equipment for one or two people at a time.