Founded by Claire Palfreyman, Cut & Chase is a letterpress and design studio where the focus is on creating small runs of beautiful stationery using antique moveable type and ornaments.

A self-confessed geek of metal type, Claire is inspired by the smallest details on the typefaces- from the nick in the top of the 1951 Festival font to the inside space of a Bodoni 'D', or the cool, minimal simplicity of a Gill Sans Serif 'K'. Letters are used as patterns and shapes as well as functional type.

The time-consuming quality of the process of letterpress printing is what makes it such an absorbing craft.

Each item is printed by hand on a vintage platen press using card of the best quality, supplied by G. F. SMITH in subtle colours that enhance the designs.

The gentle impression of the design into the surface adds a texture that is unique to this printing technique, and is made to impress both those who send and receive a Cut & Chase card.

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Call: 07772 112134

Visit studio by appointment only: 73 Milton Road, London W7 1LG