Cleeve Press

Hand composing metal or wood type, to include decorations (fleurons), image blocks and rules making an original design for printing (forme)  Experimentation and exploration of the printing process is our aim.  Most designs are “short run or original works.”One to one tuition in our

Open to the public
Yes, by appointment only
Provides courses or training
Available for craft fairs


18 Windmill Avenue
Nicholas Birchall Cleeve Press
t: 0116 267 34 59
m: 0785 28 20 623
shop: h


I began saving letterpress type & equipment in 2006 and this has grown into a composing room and a working printing office.  At present we have a hand platen press, an Albion flat Bed Press now completely renovated. Cleeve Press has a wide range of typefaces, fleurons and image blocks in stock.

I produce quality letterpress printing from my own designs in traditional typographical styles and also teach these skills to others at craft workshops.

To Book a Workshop "Letterpress Experience" please see our main website "" and fill out an inquiry form

I am a member of the Heritage Crafts Association, we exhibit at various Events, Book & Publishing Fairs, Handcraft & Printing Exhibitions throughout the UK.

Mini craft gallery

Cat and Comma
Bouquet Handcrafted Letterpress