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Welcome to the website for Urbanfox Letterpress.
I'm currently not updating the website with stock. You can find us on Instagram where you can see a selection of items for sale. If you are looking for anything letterpress drop us a message and if we don't have it in stock then we can probably source it for you.
Scroll down the page to find out more about Urbanfox.
Urbanfox is now on Instagram
Urbanfox is now on Instagram, see below for a selction of recent images from the feed, be sure to follow the fox to stay up to date with new stock alerts and general letterpress imagery.
There is a huge collective of talented letterpress printers showcasing their work on Instagram and I highly recommend taking the time to browse some of the profiles as the quality of work people are producing is pretty inspirational.
About Urbanfox letterpress
Urbanfox Letterpress is a friendly small business run from a unit in St Peters near Broadstairs in Kent. I buy and sell most letterpress related items.
I try to keep a rolling stock of vintage letterpress decorations, borders and ornaments, printing blocks and all kinds of other letterpress miscellany. I occasionally have small table top presses, such as Adana 8 x 5's and the odd proofing press when available and more recently had small to mid size platens.
I originally became hooked on Letterpress after a chance buy at an auction, I ended up with a large collection of type and an old Adana flatbed. Through a mix of luck and good timing in 2012 I was offered more letterpress and started to acquire all sorts of type (wood and metal), ornaments, decorations and all manner of Letterpress related miscellany and the rest as they say, is history.
I care passionately about the heritage of Letterpress printing. I never break up any founts and where possible try to make sure the type goes back to someone who is going to use and love it as intended. I print myself using an Adana 8 x 5 and a and a small proof press and in 2016 acquired a treadle which is currently being restored. It's now 2018 and it's still not completed!
The here and now...
2017 has seen the business develop and grow rapidly. From predominantly selling on eBay at the start of the year to mainly selling via Instagram, which has meant more interaction with customers and cheaper prices. In 2018 I hope to be mainly selling via this website and getting out on the road a bit more to printers fairs and conventions.
I'm out on the road most weeks buying new stock and my main passion is hunting down old founders type. I try to salvage and bring back to market rare and interesting typefaces some dating back to the late 1800's.
I also source scarce and hard to find items for customers. if you are looking for something then there is a good chance eventually I will find it.