Tim Honnor, Chairman of the British Engraved Stationery Association gave a talk on Wednesday 20th July, with slides and films, to over one hundred designers and print buyers, gathered at St Brides Printing Library in Fleet Street.
The event was organised in conjunction with GF Smith, the prestigious paper merchants, and was to explain the workings of die-stamping and the beautiful results that can be achieved thereby. There were examples of die-stamping and engraving for all to see, and a hands-on demonstration of engraving onto copper plates.
It is hoped that the print buying and graphics fraternity now have a better understanding of the die-stamping process and will consider this unique process when discussing print with their clients.
During the presentation, Tim showed some images of die-stamping presses, taken from a leaflet of 1919. The presses are still much the same!