We are a small letterpess print studio and publisher in Walthamstow, East London. We specialise in small runs of hand printed books, posters and album artwork. All illustrations and graphics are printed from hand-carved woodblocks and natural wood textures, and all text is printed from hand-set metal type or metal plates. Each print is then rolled through our large format 1950s Soldan proofing press, or printed on our Thompson Gem platen press aka ‘Harold’ who is around 150 years old! All books are hand bound, and all paper is cut on a hand powered guillotine.
Set up by artist and printmaker Spike in 2013, the works range from the satirical to the mystical, figurative to abstract, informative to the absurd. Walden Press has exhibited at numerous print and publishing fairs across the UK including DIY Cultures and Small Publishers Fair. Spike now also teaches printmaking at Hertfordshire University. We welcome submissions and collaborations especially from poets, writers and artists with similar inclinations. Enjoy!