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Limited Edition Print (Series #1)

An exclusive series of twenty-six single edition letterpress prints. The prints are composed from antique wooden type and locked up on a manually-operated proofing press. The type is then hand-inked and a single print pulled onto deep-dyed, lightfast coloured card. The age of the wooden type blocks, and the hand-inking process, mean that appealing textures and imperfections are reproduced in the finished prints and no two impressions are the same. A different card colour is used for each print, which is signed, numbered and stamped, making every edition unique.
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Limited Edition Print (Series #1)

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About

Railton Press is the small letterpress print studio of graphic designer Peter Gibbons. Using reclaimed and renovated antique manual presses, Pete prints with a small collection of wood and metal type, lino blocks, and any other interesting objects that fit on the presses without breaking them. Commissions and collaborations welcome.