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Welcome to our inspiration blog. Keep up to date with our ongoing projects and see how we push the boundaries of print and graphic design.

Red Origami Rose Choosing the Perfect 1st Wedding Anniversary Gift

A few weeks ago, it was my first wedding anniversary and I’m pleased to say I didn’t fall at the first hurdle by forgetting the date. However, I did struggle with selecting a gift. Now, this should have been straightforward and most likely simpler for me than others because.......

Downey Luxury Social Stationery Our Core Beliefs

In 2019, Downey is 116 years old, a source of immense pride to us and our family. There is no way we would have survived and thrived for so many years without having an extremely strong set of foundations and core beliefs to work by.

Bespoke Downey Gift Box with Ribbon No Ordinary London Printer

Downey was established in 1903 and located at that time in London’s Mayfair area (Great Portland Street). In those early years, it was purely an engraving company, supplying the immense printing industry (which it was at that time) with the hand engraved tools for those companies to produce the final work from.

Rose gold foil on 12 month planners The Latest Trend

We’re in a privileged position of being ahead of the curve in that respect, anticipating these changing printing trends before they are fully revealed...

FSC accredited luxury bespoke invitation printer Luxury Invitations that don’t Cost the Earth

We're passionate about making the most amazing products you can imagine, while we’re also absolutely committed to doing this in a responsible and environmentally clean way...

Hand Engraving Copper Thoughts from a Hand Engraver

In this world of high-speed printing, the art of printing from engraved copper and steel plates has to a large extent been forgotten...

Creating a Coat of Arms

As the centuries passed, coats of arms and crests evolved, growing from representing individuals and families to organisations and companies, even entire nations...

Lasercut Bafta Menu, Invitation Benefits of Laser-Cutting
Luxury Menu 1 The Making of a Perfect Luxury Menu
Leo Turner and John Haslam Is Print Dead? The Importance of Print
Thermographic Printing 1 All About Thermographic Printing
Embossed Card 1 What is Embossing & the Main Embossing Techniques
Case Binding What is Book Binding & the Best Book Binding Methods
Business Envelope Paul Smith 4 Great Business Envelope Designs
Pure Events invitation 5 Unique & Creative Brand Invitations
Gold foil and embossed texture on pink card Made to Impress: Textured Cards & Envelopes
Al Shaqab Invitation Crafting a corporate brand identity through design
Royal Warrants
Behind the Scenes at G.F Smith
Long Live Print
Madame Tussaud’s Luxury Packaging Project
Bespoke Invitation Envelopes
The William Vintage Dinner
Bespoke Christmas Greeting Cards
Farfetch Private Client Packs
The Personal Touch
The Bannenberg Book Launch
Supporting the Terrence Higgins Trust
London Fashion Week Invites AW15
Downey Supporting the DBA
The First Impression
A Christmas Polar Bear
The Stationery Stock Choice
Our Halloween Cards and Letters
Christmas Cards by Downey
Fashion Invitations and Printing
Creative Letterpress Printing
The Terrence Higgins Trust ‘Friends Gala Dinner’ Luxury Invitations
Watermarking – the lasting impression
Downey Gets Inspired at the Paul Smith Exhibition
Edges: An Overlooked Design Aspect
Custom Designed Wax Seals