Rose Mills Printers
Rose Mills Printers is a print finishers based in Yeovil. They specialise in letterpress printing, the earliest form of commercial printing, but also print digitally and lithographically, and do lots of print finishing like stringing, embossing, foil-blocking, cutting and folding. They needed a brochure website that reflected their heritage in the history of letterpress printing, but also presented them as a company working in a modern world. They also needed an updated logo. Click the ‘See It Live‘ button to see them out in the wild…
Rose Mills Printers is a traditional printing company owned and run by Adrian Manning and Terry Wright. I worked closely with Rose Mills and came to know very well the processes involved in printing and embossing with the twentieth century letterpress platens that they use, and of course the digital press.
This project was a joy to undertake and I really enjoyed the research into letterpress and the history of printing. I sourced images of the platens from the original manufacturers’ instruction / service manuals, and then digitally cut them out so they could float over the background content of the website. This gives the web design a modern feel, even though the images themselves date from the 1950s and 60s.
Rose Mills also needed their existing logo refreshing and updating so I very happily undertook this too. It is now emblazoned on the side of the factory in larger than life scale — it’s about three metres wide!
Here’s what Adrian and Terry said about our work:
“We have employed the services of Matt at Digiwool to produce our two websites and some graphic design projects, over the last three years. Matt is a very skilled graphic / web designer and the projects he has done for us have always been produced on time and to the agreed budget.
Matt lays out his initial ideas for the initial proofing process and works with us and our clients during this process to create the final signed off design. He has a great understanding of the printing processes available and applies this in his designs.Matt is a very competent and skilled graphic designer and website developer and I would highly recommend him.”
Adrian Manning & Terry Wright, Rose Mills Printers