hot off the press |1| blind impression initials

Hot off the press is an interesting expression. When I looked up the origin I found two suggestions – one that it refers to the hot molten lead that was used to print newspapers, the other that it also may have referred to the news of the newspaper itself that was striking / sensational.

Whilst we still use lead type for our letterpress printing it is years and years old so not in the least “hot”. The only thing that gets warm whilst we are printing is me  – the press operator! Treadling an old cast iron beast can be hard work!

Our boxed initialed cards with a blind / inkless impression have been flying out the door recently so we produced a whole lot more last week. Printed on luxurious 100% cotton card they are beautiful to pen a quick thank you or note on. We will be listing on our web store soon.


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