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.