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We specialise in minimal and modern letterpress wedding invitations, lovingly designed in house, and printed by hand on our 105 year old press using only the finest recycled and tree free papers.
Products and Services
Programs / Place Cards / Menus
Recycled Paper Options
Save the Dates / Thank You Notes
Pricing & Costs
- We are a small letterpress studio based in the city of Newcastle-upon-Tyne in Northeast England, owned and run by Melissa (that's me!), a 22 year old Illustrator and Graphic Designer from Devon. Coming from a degree in Illustration, I started working freelance as an Illustrator and within a few months had a job designing wedding invitations for a large online greetings card company. I quickly fell in love with everything weddings, bought a little Adana letterpress and started printing wedding invitations for a few clients on the side. Within a few months, the business took off, and I happily switched careers from freelance illustrator to full-time letterpresser! I thanked my Adana, got myself a beautiful behemoth of a press and moved into my studio in Hoult's Yard, where I am still based today! If you love letterpress, I think we'll get on - since discovering its joys on my Adana I have never looked back and making beautiful pieces with the press is a joy! It is the perfect combination of craftsmanship and design and I get so excited about printing every single order. There is nothing better than seeing a design's first print come from the press, it never gets old! We pride ourselves on our one to one service from first contact, and I won't relax until I know you have the pieces in your hands. You can discuss every aspect of your order with us, and whether it's one from our collection or a custom design just for you, we’ll make a design you love. Once you’re happy with it, I will meticulously cut, print, finish and package every piece in a beautiful presentation box. Every piece you receive will have been designed and illustrated in-house and fed, one by one, into the press for that beautiful tactile quality that can only be achieved with letterpress.
ExperienceYear Business Was Established2015# Of Weddings HostedMore than 50# Of People In Team1
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What is your most memorable wedding?
At the beginnings of Tankerville Press I worked with a lovely couple who were having a weekend Wedding in the South of France. They really went all out with the design and the extra add ons to make it a truly unique Wedding Invite. It was so much fun designing such a comprehensive Invite I still love the design! I also went on to design table numbers, place cards and a hand watercolored menu. All Letterpress printed or hand drawn!
Describe your style in 5 adjectives.
Modern, Minimal, Clean, Authentic, Classic
What about your business are you most proud of?
My customer satisfaction! My customers always have the loveliest things to say and as the Owner and only Employee for Tankerville Press I strive to ensure that every single client leaves completely happy.
What is your #1 wedding planning tip for couples?
Don't leave invites to the last minute! I have so many couples come to me and they haven't left enough time to properly enjoy the designing process. I always suggest leaving atleast 8 weeks before you would like to have your invites in the post for the entire designing and printing process.
What is the most important piece of stationery for a wedding and why?
Its got to be the Main Invite! However my favourite piece to design and print are Maps. I just love designing them and doing the custom venue illustrations.
What is your best seller?
My Calligraphy Save the Date is by far my best seller from my original collection, however I am noticing lots of interested in our "Elizabeth" set from our new launch!