incorporating Gloucester Typesetting Services
Welcome to the home of one of the last remaining hot metal typesetting, casting and letterpress printing workshops in the UK.
We design, typeset and print the finest quality limited edition books, poetry, memoirs and stationery using the traditional method
of Monotype typesetting, hot metal casting and letterpress printing.
With over 60 years’ experience, our craftsmanship and passion for books is ensuring the continuation of this heritage skill for future generations.
We offer a full design, typesetting and print service, all produced in-house in our workshop in Gloucestershire.
WINNER - Best Limited Edition category, British Book Design and Production Awards 2023.
This limited edition book collates some of the most moving and poignant letters to be sent by passengers from RMS Titanic, prior to and post her untimely sinking in the early hours of
15 April 1912.
• 33 poignant letters, selected by George Behe, a past vice president of the Titanic Historical Society.
• With an introduction and fascinating mini-biographies of the letter writers featured.
• Includes 48 images (portraits, postcards and ephemera)
• Typeset and cast in Monotype Imprint (designed 1912)
• For direct purchase only. Limited to 250 numbered copies.
For more information and to order
I am honoured to have been awarded a QEST Scholarship to further my training with Stanley Lane.
I will be honing my skills in hot metal typesetting, casting and printing.
Supporting Excellence in British Craftsmanship
Rooksmoor Press and Gloucester Typesetting Services have moved to a new workshop and are typesetting, casting and printing once again.
The workshop, based in central Stroud, Gloucestershire, will enable the work of Monotype master craftsman Stanley Lane to continue into the future. Watch this space for some exciting forthcoming projects.