THE DAMSON TREE PRESS

 

Welcome to the website of the Damson Tree Press


The Press was established in 2007 by Stephen Lisney, and is located in Clevedon, Somerset, UK.


I print small editions of cards, prints and other pieces from letterpress blocks, metal plate engravings, linocuts and hand-set moveable type onto fine papers using vintage hand-operated printing presses. In some instances hand-colouring is added to enhance the image.  The nature of this kind of printing means every card and print is unique, with each having some subtle difference in the intensity of colour or its own tiny imperfections, but these are the hallmarks of that uniqueness.  Some work has been printed to commission, but most has been on my own account. A selection of recent designs is shown in the Gallery section, and cards are available from Panache, Hill Road, Clevedon, N Somerset.


Recently I have also been making small editions of prints using the white-line woodcut technique, and a selection of these is illustrated in the Prints section.