Lights & Lighting

5 Ways to style enamel factory lighting

Did you know that enameling dates back as far as ancient Egypt? We can’t get enough of the more industrial variety here. Enamel shades rose to prominence during the industrialisation of the early 1900s and were a common feature through mills and workshops across the country. Urban Cottage Industries founder Stanley Wilson spotted their potential […]

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Craft Printing

Personalised Corporate Notebooks | Buyer’s Guide

We’re a leading supplier of corporate notebooks, servicing blue-chip companies and creative agencies in a range of sectors. Recent clients include Deloitte, Telefonica and Tesco. Get in touch by email – hello@urbancottageindustries.com – for a quote. Whether you need 25 notebooks debossed with your clients’ names or 5,000 branded notebooks for an event, we can […]

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The Interviews

Retronaut Revealed | Interview with Chris Wild

Since this journal post, we have stopped selling greeting cards. We continue to print packaging for our range of industrial lighting products using letterpress and personalise notebooks using mechanical typesetting and letterpress. SHOP PERSONALISED NOTEBOOKS Original post: To mark the launch of the first three capsules of Retronaut curated/Prelogram printed cards, we catch up with […]

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Films

A steel light shade being made

Making Light Shades Film | Factorylux Production

All the Factorylux light shades are made entirely in the UK by skilled metalworkers. The film shows Factorylux Coolicon shades being meticulously engineered from steel and vitreous enamel. SHOP LAMP SHADES The raw material for the shades is high quality low carbon steel (or pure copper for the copper shades) which is cut into squares […]

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Technology

Instructions printed on kraft paper

Making the Kraft Work | Prelogram Kraft Paper

Strong and beautiful kraft paper is a staple of the Factorylux & Prelogram brands. There’s information below on how and why we use brown paper for wrapping, packing and printing. SHOP KRAFT PAPER By popular demand, high quality Prelogram kraft paper is now available to buy in three sheet and three pack sizes. A5, A4 […]

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