Win a wedding reminder!

Time is running out for all you would-be brides to win your dream wedding! 
Tickets for the Snapdragon Weddings Charity Raffle have been selling fast, raising lots of money for the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Bath's RUH. Fear not though! We at Meticulous Ink still have tickets available to purchase in store until 19th October.

Raffle tickets cost £5 each and for this you could win your entire wedding. Kerry Heathcote, Director of Snapdragon Weddings has organised this incredible prize to raise money for an amazing charity, that has helped her and so many others:

 “I really wanted to do something to raise some money for the NICU, as my own little girl was born prematurely and needed NICU care. I know what a fantastic job the doctors and nurses in NICU do and I really hope we can raise a lot of money towards equipment for them."

Kerry has done a wonderful job and thought of every detail to create the perfect wedding - even the childcare! She herself will be coordinating the wedding for the winner, making it even easier for the lucky bride and groom.

If you can't make it to the store, you can now purchase raffle tickets online:

For all the prize details visit

The winning ticket will be drawn on 22nd October at the Autumn Charity Ball, which you can also purchase tickets for through the snapdragon website,

Invitation - Matthew's 3rd Birthday.

A very enjoyable circus themed 3rd birthday party invitation we designed and printed recently.

This was printed in full colour high quality digital, with a plate sunk border. We mounted the board to give a finished weight of 680gsm, then added a beautiful bright blue bevel painted edge to link in with the bright blue text. As well as a matching envelope lining to complete a fun and exciting invitation.

Photography by Benkin.

New arrivals - Heidelberg heaven

Well it's been a little while since we last blogged anything, and I can now show part of the reason why...

After travelling the country looking for the perfect press, I finally found what I was looking for. Missing a few extras but still running magnificently, I decided to take the plunge and took it.
Unfortunately, not everything went as smoothly as I was hoping. About 3 miles from where the press was to be delivered, the palette upon which the press was strapped to cracked, causing the machine to topple onto it's side. A horrific sight, as you can see (1).

Luckily a quick minded driver stopped the thing from smashing onto the road, however it took us a little while to get the machine sorted, but has since been redelivered and sits safely on our studio floors.
Shortly after obtaining our first Heidelberg we managed to acquire another, slightly more well equipped version. Heidelberg platens are highly versatile, allowing us to die cut, print, fold, score and even make packaging all from one machine! They both now sit happily in our temporary studios outside of Bath.

Let the printing commence!

1. The heart wrenching arrival of our first Heidelberg, a bad day. 2. But it's safe re-delivery and collection soon calmed my inky nerves. 3. Our second press collected in person this time, and therefore all in one piece. 4. Our first press safely housed in our studios, waiting it's oily companion.   

The presses, all clean and ready to perform wonders on paper. Pictures by Benkin Photography.