At Hurtwood Press we were born with ink in our veins. Our printing roots grew from a small letterpress workshop, and we are now a team with many years experience of high quality printing and bespoke book production.
Craftsmanship is at the heart of everything we do, and we have been fortunate to win industry and British Book Design & Production awards for our work.
We combine mastery of print techniques and processes with an artist’s eye for design and layout. Whether digital, letterpress, lithography, gravure, or silk-screen; reproduction from wood engraving, camera or computer; it is our true understanding of process that allows us to deliver exceptional results.
We have a great team of professionals who are passionate about producing beautiful, long-lasting books and printed artefacts
As a frequent visitor to his father’s business, Westerham Press, Francis learnt his trade from a young age.
After training at the London School of Printing he began a long career in printing before founding Hurtwood Press and Artisan Books.
Using his wealth of experience Francis creates books that are not just a permanent record, but things of beauty conveying information and emotion.
The keeper of the books, this time the ones with numbers in! Marie has a long history of working in the printing industry and keeps us all on the right page!
Jo trained at London's University of the Arts, and joined the business in 2001 as a partner. With a love of books, reading, design and ‘making things’, working at Hurtwood Press and Artisan books is the perfect job. Jo deals with the content marketing and keeps everyone up to date with our news.
Andrew began his career with the Conran Design Group in the 1970s, after training as a graphic designer at Canterbury College of Art.
Over the last decade Andrew has designed books for the British Library, Random House and the National Portrait Gallery to name but three.
Andrew was key to the creation of Artisan Books, born from a collaboration to design and produce a new kind of bespoke book, aimed at discerning clients in the art and design worlds.
With over 36 years in the printing Industry, Luke started out as a City & Guilds apprentice at the London College of Printing. Coming into the industry on the cusp of new technology, Luke has constantly moved with the times, fully understanding and constantly updating his Artworking and Pre-press skills. 'I am just loving adding another chapter to my printing knowledge - books!'
A bookworm at heart, Katy proudly leads the marketing effort at Hurtwood Press.
Joining the team in 2015, she enjoys learning about the new and creative ways books and printed artefacts
can be made (even) more special. With over 15 years’ experience helping companies large and small to grow. Katy is loving working with the talented Hurtwood team.
An english literature graduate Ben helps with editing our blogs, managing our database and being on hand to offer social media support. Working freelance Ben's first love is the theatre and his main job is as Creative Producer with the Other Room Theatre in Cardiff.
Pre-press (production) assistant
With his experience studying film post production at The University of South Wales Paul puts his photo editing skills to good use when working at Hurtwood Press. He has a careful eye for detail and colour management and assists on all pre-press image and layout work.
We take pride in working with companies who provide the highest quality materials and printing. And associates who support our own values as a business.
We choose to use Mohawk superfine paper for all our digital printing projects as it simply produces the best results time after time.
All our artisan Books are printed using HP Indigo presses. The results are vibrant printing and depth of colour.
Ratchfords are another British family business and produce the high quality book-cloths used on our Artisan Books and many of our bespoke projects.
With a reputation for high quality work and many awards for their fine art books and printing we are proud to work alongside the Pureprint group.
We are proud to work with a broad range of clients from diverse backgrounds - design and marketing agencies, artists and photographers and private individuals.