We are a small letterpress studio based in the small market town of Honiton in South-West England, owned and run by Melissa (that's me!), a 24 year old Illustrator and Graphic Designer from Devon. Coming from a degree in Illustration, I started working freelance as an Illustrator and within a few months had a job designing wedding invitations for a large online greetings card company. I quickly fell in love with everything weddings, bought a little Adana table top press and started printing wedding invitations for a few clients on the side. Within a few months, the business took off, and I happily switched careers from freelance illustrator to full-time letterpresser! I am now in a beautiful studio (a former lacemakers shop) in Honiton, Devon after moving from our previous studio in Newcastle upon Tyne.
We pride ourselves on our one to one service from first contact, and I won't relax until I know you have the pieces in your hands. You can discuss every aspect of your order with us, and whether it's one from our collection or a custom design just for you, we’ll make a design you love. Once you’re happy with it, I will meticulously cut, print, finish and package every piece by hand.
Every piece you receive will have been designed and illustrated in-house and fed, one by one, into the press for that beautiful tactile quality that can only be achieved with letterpress.
Please do send us an message with any questions, or just for a chat!
"I enjoyed every moment of working with Melissa. Even at my high-stress moments, she was always responsive and professional. Her product is just amazing as she is. Loved my entire 'save the date' package, which set the tone for our amazing wedding ahead."
MARSHA from the US
"I honestly can't say how happy I am that I found Melissa on Etsy, and used her for our wedding invitations. The invitations, maps & custom order of the handwritten poem for our reading are all so beautifully done. Melissa was so accommodating when creating our order and throughout the whole process, and what we've received is something I look forward to treasuring forever. She really has contributed to making our wedding so special and unique to us. I couldn't recommend her enough."
LORNA from the UK
"Absolutely in love with my wedding invitations!!! Melissa was amazing from start to finish, helping me bring my ideas to reality! Amazing quality and such fabulous craftsmanship, I can't wait for my guests to be just as impressed as I am when they receive them! Thank you so much again!!"
RUTH from the UK
"I don't honestly know where to start. Melissa was absolutely amazing, from the moment I first contacted her with an idea of what I would like for my wedding invitations she contacted regularly, keeping me up to date with progress and options etc. The outcome has been the perfect invitation, they are just as I had pictured them. The order process was so simple and quick to be completed as well. I highly recommend using Tankerville. Thank you again!!."
JUDE from the UK
"Melissa was absolutely amazing to work with and our invitations turned out better than I could have asked for! ... Melissa was super professional and was able to ensure our invites shipped on time. Even though I am in the US and she is in the UK there was no problem communicating with her. I would highly recommend her, the quality of her work is impeccable, and the price for letterpress cannot be beat. I will definitely use her again for any future letterpress needs."
COLLEEN from the US
"Cannot recommend Tankerville Press highly enough. Incredibly patient and helpful during the design process and the results are exactly what we wanted. Bespoke, beautifully printed on lovely paper and with high quality envelopes. Thank you!"
HANNAH from the UK