Cleeve Press


General Info

Cleeve Press is based in Leicester, it prints a variety of ephemeral items and the proprietor, Nicholas Birchall, helps to save and renovate presses and types.

Press and Type Info

The presses are a Titan clamshell platen, and 1863 Albion flat bed press, a 1900 Cropperette clamshell platen (under renovation) and a 5" x 8" Adana press. Cleeve Press also has a good range of sizes and faces in Gill Sans/Grotesque, Times, Caslon Old Face, wood-letters and decorations. They also have a diverse collection of display and decorative founts, borders, fleurons and rules, as well as line block illustrations.

Courses and Events

The press offers one to one tuition and day courses in letterpress typography, composition and printing. They also demonstrate at events.

Contact Details

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