PrintUrchin Press & Bindery

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Welcome to the PrintUrchin Press & Bindery. Make working from home a breeze with our range of hand printed, easy-going journals, sketchbooks & watercolour collection. Ideal for busy desks and pocket-sized, on-the-go working! Exclusive hand-printed designs. Free UK delivery. The PrintUrchin Press & Bindery specialises in hand printed, stitched & bound books. All our books are small-run editions and include original prints on bookcloth & papers, from the artists' collection. Book papers and book blocks are all hand cut and sewn.
Beauty & functionality is the foundation of everything we do. Our goal is to always create high quality products that have a long life & we take great pride in our original, functional products for the studio, desk and office.

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  • Feather Print Watercolour Sketchbook or Journal with Fabriano Paper

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  • Handprinted Paisley Watercolour Sketchbook or Journal & Lambeth Cartridge paper

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  • Paisley Handprinted Watercolour Sketchbook or Journal & Fabriano Paper

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  • Paisley Watercolour Sketchbook or Journal. Hand printed, Fabriano Artistico

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  • Vintage Paisley Watercolour Sketchbook or Journal & Fabriano Artistico

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  • Fossil Coast, Handprinted Watercolour Art Sketchbook or Journal A5

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  • A5 Handprinted Sketchbook or Journal in 'St Ives' design

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  • Fossil Print Hand printed Watercolour Sketchbook or Journal A5

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  • A6 Sketchbook or Journal in  'Bohemian Rose' design

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  • Nepalese Paper & Pumpkin Bookcloth,Pocket A6 Sketchbook or Journal

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  • Watercolour Sketchbook

    Watercolour Sketchbook

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  • Spectacle or sunglasses case

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  • Watercolour Sketchbook in Japanese Stab Binding

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  • Hand Printed Shelf Tile

    Hand Printed Shelf Tile

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    Hand printed Tile

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  • Hand Printed Accessories Bag

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  • Hand Printed Glasses Case

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  • Hand Printed Cabochon Pendant

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About PrintUrchin Press & Bindery

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The PrintUrchin Press & Bindery Studio specialises in hand printed, stitched & bound books. All our books are small-run editions and include original prints from the artists' collection. Book papers and book blocks are all hand cut and sewn.
We don't use machines at any stage of production apart from our book press. Our books are hardworking & hard-wearing, suitable for wet or dry media.

We only use the finest papers for our books. Fabriano Artistico or Rosapina at 225 gsm for our Watercolour Sketchbooks. For our Journals & Sketchbooks we use Zerkall 145gsm Wavy Laid paper or Italian Drawing Cartridge at 130 gsm. Fabriano is a company with a long and distinguished heritage. Fabriano paper dates back to 1264 and the company was praised for its fine art papers by none other than Michelangelo. The company's master craftsmen pioneered many processes that are now commonplace in paper manufacture including watermarks and surface sheet gluing using gelatine. Today Fabriano is committed to environmentally friendly practices including renewable energy and generates its own hydroelectric power. The high quality and ample offer of this paper satisfies the requirements of all professional artists and the most demanding amateurs. Ideal for watercolour, tempera, gouche, acrylic, link, charcoal, graphite and drawing. Fabriano Watercolour paper is made of a valuable mixture of lignin free cotton and cellulose. The absence of acid guarantees the inalterability over time of the paper.
Our Zerkal paper is produced by one of the oldest mould made paper mills in Germany - Zerkall, located about one hour from the historic city of Cologne. One of the interesting facts about this mills manufacturing capabilities is that they do not produce roll stock; this as a result of their machinery set up which can only manufacture in single sheet format.

Bookbinding papers are interesting in that, more than any other art paper, they are meant to be handled. And handled. And handled. Books are made to be read. So the ideal paper is durable, strong, flexible and resistant to dirt and fingerprints. The weight of the paper is also very important - the pages should be thin enough to fold easily yet thick and opaque enough to prevent show-through. Just as important is that the paper holds up to the binding process and can take a fold well without cracking. Most better book papers are therefore made of cotton whose long fibers intertwine to produce exceptional strength. Similarly, a mouldmade paper will be stronger than a machine-made sheet, due to the manufacturing process. A final consideration is to select a paper with tight formation, which provides a clean and even surface for the printed text and images.

One of our main aims is to share the practice of printmaking with the wider local community and to support artistic excellence in the medium of print through inspiration, education, innovation and facilitation. We work at the cutting edge of contemporary visual art, producing engaging artwork that is key to the cultural life of Cardiff and regularly run classes for all ages and abilities. Located in Cardiff Bay, we regularly run hands-on print workshops in artisan book binding, relief woodcut, lino print, dry-point etching and intaglio collagraph.

We have a personal outlet if you wish to visit the studio and buy direct from us, at Cardiff Print Workshop, Market Road - Cardiff South Wales, next to Chapter Arts Centre. We also run day courses and master classes in bookbinding & printmaking. Check our website www.printurchin.com

I am a fine art print maker. I have been lecturing for more than twenty-five years. I enjoy pushing process and often combine print making techniques in one piece. I rarely produce editions. I enjoy the limitations and the possibilities that printmaking gives the artist. I enjoy making books which extends the possibilities of the printed image. Why not have an object that is useful as well as beautiful? Why not have a unique print that you can carry with you?

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    Reviewed by Samantha

    Beautifully crafted and lovely to paint with, feels really special. It would have been good to already have the cover folder so you could open it easier but it’s not a problem and I would still recommend highly!

    Reviewed by Dani x

    Wendy was great to communicate with and super helpful!
    The print arrived so soon and well packaged!
    It’s absolutely beautiful, can’t wait to give it to my cousin for Christmas!
    Thankyou again!! Xx