A young apprentice hand engraver has visited Baddeley Brothers to see her winning artwork made into Christmas cards.

Megan Rigby’s engraving was the winning entry in a competition run by the Hand Engravers’ Association, which is supported by the 160-year-old printing company.

During her visit, she met with director Charles Pertwee and watched as the die-stamping process turned her engraving into a beautiful greeting card with gold ink on textured card, and put on sale through the company’s website.

Megan and Charles were both interviewed by PrintWeek: Engraver’s delight as winning design comes to life

She told the industry magazine: “I came up with the design by accident really, I had sketched a reindeer head for practice and then when I saw the Christmas card competition I decided to add the holly as a frame underneath so it would have a better composition on the page and add a more festive element.”

Charles added: “For someone who hasn’t been engraving for long, the plate was perfect to put on the press without any alteration.”