6 Years of Imprint! Impress! Luc makes a monolithic protest against the onslaught of plastic

A design student has made a bold statement against plastics with an artwork made from paper, while exploring the opportunities and artistic beauty of foil blocking. Luc Crossley was this year’s candidate for the Imprint Impress project undertaken every year in a collaboration between Ravensbourne University, Baddeley Brothers, GF Smith and Foilco. Luc is a [...]

By |2022-11-07T19:21:48+00:00May 24th, 2022|News|

Seaweed paper turns the tide on printing stock

You might think a company founded 160 years ago, and enormously proud of their role in preserving traditional printing techniques, wouldn’t be playing with paper made from weeds. Foiled seaweed paper But you’d be wrong. The sixth-generation family firm championing the methods used to print the first edition of Darwin’s Origin of Species, [...]

By |2022-06-23T14:23:08+00:00April 20th, 2022|Blog|

Lending a hand to keep tradition alive

Engraved copper printing plate, Andy Beaven-Smith 2021 Engraving, a skill so rare that there was recently only a handful of artisans left. But with an increase of workshops and competitions, this ancient craft of copperplate engraving is back in the limelight. And now with support from the specialist printer Baddeley Brothers, one such [...]

By |2021-12-02T10:29:48+00:00October 19th, 2021|Blog|

Baddeley Brothers takes Ravensbourne graphic design student ‘into the fold’ for envelope collaboration

An ‘eye-opener’. That's how a 22-year graphic design student described her experience working with Baddeley Brothers in May, after winning this year’s im-print! im-press! in collaboration with GF Smith and Foilco. Nhelete Dos Santos came to the UK from Mozambique two years ago to study at Ravensbourne University. This means just before lockdown, so until [...]

By |2021-06-28T07:40:59+00:00June 28th, 2021|News|

Stationers’ Warrant awarded for ‘flawless design’ in producing rum label

Innovation and flawless design have won Baddeley Brothers the coveted Stationers' Company Warrant for its work on labels for the rum brand, Pirate's Grog. It follows the scrutiny of the die-stamped label by the judging panel and they commented: "Traditional, elegant and distinctive were some of the descriptions the judging panel used to describe the [...]

By |2021-06-17T15:15:17+00:00May 28th, 2021|News|

The 19 types of envelope for a million different messages

Who’d have thought there are 19 different types of envelope? And we’re not talking about sizes, adhesives and linings. Different shapes and construction methods have evolved over the years to suit many applications, and not always letters! Envelopes can carry three-dimensional, and sometimes heavy-duty, objects, such as nuts and bolts, and are much more sustainable [...]

By |2022-10-28T09:06:02+00:00August 11th, 2020|Blog|

Bauhaus Provides Winning Inspiration For Design Students

Taking design students out of the ‘digital’ classroom and into the noisy, machine-driven world of mechanical printing provides an insight into the process that can turn a plain piece of paper into a work of art. For the fourth year in succession, and narrowly avoiding ‘cancellation by coronavirus’, Baddeley Brothers hosted two students from Ravensbourne [...]

By |2021-07-26T10:25:56+00:00May 29th, 2020|Blog|

Making a thing of beauty: ilody Skincare

ilody seres boxes scaled When ilody Skincare launched, it was only natural for a company making beauty products to care deeply about how it looked on the outside. The quality and integrity of the serums produced by founder Deepika Patel are a life-long culmination of ayurvedic and orthodox medicine, an Indian upbringing, a career in [...]

By |2022-10-28T09:04:28+00:00March 16th, 2020|Blog|
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