Archivist Press

Archivist was found­ed in 1994 by Sarah and William Allardice to offer the high­est qual­i­ty Let­ter­press print­ed cards and stationery.

Pri­or to run­ning Archivist, Sarah had a career with a promi­nent British sta­tionery brand while William arrived via a round­about route through the design depart­ment of Wedg­wood and some time sell­ing race­hors­es to peo­ple in Japan. How­ev­er their vision was con­sis­tent — that Archivist would offer high qual­i­ty let­ter­press prod­ucts that nev­er lose their sense of fun.

Sarah and William firm­ly believe that let­ter­press remains the best form of print­ing avail­able and every­one at Archivist works hard to ensure it con­tin­ues in its role as the unequiv­o­cal home of UK let­ter­press print­ing. As we hope our cus­tomers will already know, we are also com­mit­ted to offer­ing fab­u­lous cus­tomer ser­vice. Over near­ly two decades, we have realised that it’s only worth doing busi­ness if you’re going to be nice about it. Our prod­ucts are time­less and can be found in some of the most pres­ti­gious of Britain’s retail­ers includ­ing Con­ran, Paper­chase, Lib­er­ty, the V&A and the Nat­ur­al His­to­ry Muse­um. Our box­es of match­es are an exten­sion of the time­less appeal of our prod­ucts as well as being a fun take on some­thing ordi­nary and rather useful.