Hello we’re Charlotte and Jonny the husband and wife team behind the Old Market Printing Co. Based in Bristol, we run a small design and print studio specialising in beautifully designed, screen-printed wedding stationery and paper goods. Alongside our bespoke design service we also have a collection of contemporary designs ready for you to personalise and make your own.
Jonny and I first met 11 years ago at university in Leeds, he was studying Fine Art and I was on Graphic Design. Fast forward 7 years and we were getting ready for the biggest party of our lives so far…the wedding. Being creative we were keen to make it a DIY wedding as much as possible. By this point Jonny had been perfecting his skills as a screen-printer for a quite a few years and I was falling in love with the world of hand-lettering. So naturally we designed and screen-printed our own wedding stationery, not to mention tea towels, bunting, and even a ping pong table...yep, it even had our faces on it.
After the success of our own invites we started making them for friends and then friends of friends. We found it was actually quite fun working with each other and that surprisingly we didn’t get on each other's nerves too much, so it made sense to make it official. In early 2015 we’d just moved down to my home town of Bristol where were sharing a studio space in Old Market area, and so the Old Market Printing Co was born. Not long after so was our first child...didn’t waste any time there!
We have a genuine passion for what we do. I absolutely love meeting our new clients, hearing all about their plans for the big day and then working closely with them to design the stationery of their dreams.
I know I can speak for Jonny when I say he's border line obsessed with screen-printing, but this obsession has lead him to become really shit-hot at what he does. His attention to detail is immaculate and his knowledge and skills at colour matching is spot on. The screen-print process gives our stationery that extra special touch. The colour vibrancy is exceptional, the ink leaves a lovely tactile quality that will have your guests all in a flutter. It also means we can use specialist inks such as neons and metallics.
We totally know that planning a wedding can be a bit daunting and stressful, I’m afraid we can’t help you with the nightmare of the guest list politics, but we can guide you through the stationery process with a breeze, how many should you order, what goes on the details card?! How do you ask for a gift in a tasteful way?! And when we’ve totally nailed your wedding invitations, we can also help you with all of the ‘on the day’ stationery, table plans and menus galore.
What are you waiting for, lets have a chat!
Charlotte & Jonny x