The Old School Press


General Info

The press is situated between Seaton and Beer on the Jurassic Coast and prints and publishes new texts in limited editions generally with specially commissioned illustrations – printing history is a special interest. They use traditional letterpress techniques, metal type and fine papers. All books are hand bound to their designs.

Press and Type Info

The Old School Press has a Western proof press (30 inch), an Albion hand press (Royal), and a Chandler & Price treadle platen press (10 by 15). Their collection of type includes Hunt Roman, Optima, Perpetua, Caslon, Van Dijck and Romulus.

Books Published

  • Martyn Ould & Martyn Thomas, The Fell Revival (2000)

  • Martyn Ould, Oxford’s Ornaments (2007)

  • Martyn Thomas, John A. Lane & Anne Rogers, Harry Carter, Typographer (2005)

  • Martyn Ould, Stanley Morison & ‘John Fell’ (2003)

  • Harry Carter, Three Pieces (2005)

  • Martyn Ould, Printing at the Daniel Press (2011)

  • Martyn Ould and David Chambers, The Daniel Press in Frome (2011)

  • John Barcham Green, Paper making by hand in 1953(2017)

  • Ferdinand Ulrich, Zapf and Stauffacher (2018)

  • Martyn Ould, Printing at the University Press, Oxford, 1660-1780 (three volumes) (2015-2019)

Contact Details

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