Design Research.

To help inform our approach to design Neat regularly engage in continual professional development (CPD). This takes many forms from the attendance in design forums, print and publishing exhibitions and software training. One activity which we engage in regularly is letterpress printing workshops at Studio B.

Letterpress by its nature is time consuming and although linked securely to the principles of graphic design and typography, it’s method feels a million miles away from our regular siting, that adjacent to a computer. Letterpress printing is a physical process, each stage needs careful consideration as to alter it, as projects progress can be time consuming and laborious. Once printing is complete, the process does not end – letters have to be cleaned, returned to their specific sections in designated cases and the spaces between the letters put away too.


Author: Carl Middleton

Independent design professional - specialising in graphic design, typography, corporate identity, communication and marketing.

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