Meticulous Ink is a stationery design and print company based in Bath, Great Britain, founded and owned by Athena Cauley-Yu. The brand proudly offers utterly bespoke stationery printed the old fashioned way - using 1960s presses, the finest papers, time, patience, and a deep rooted passion for being meticulous. The small, yet perfectly formed store offers stationery and paper related goods and is at the front of the printworks, where you can see two enormous Heidelberg Windmill printing presses. Meticulous Ink can be found at the northern end of Walcot Street in the beautiful city of Bath. You’ll receive a warm welcome from a stationery enthusiast and may be lucky enough to see our printing presses in action.
9.30am to 5.30pm Monday to Saturday
We recommend booking an appointment to discuss your bespoke project to ensure we can give you our undivided attention, though you are most welcome to drop by.Book an appointment
ATHENA CAULEY-YUOwner FAVOURITE PANTONE: 3245 FAVOURITE TYPEFACE: Neutraface FAVOURITE STATIONERY: Rainbow Correspondence Card Set BACKGROUND Born in Oxford and raised in North London, Athena’s stationery career began after completing her studies in Arts & Media in Farnham. Specialising in Fine Art Print, she went on to work at two private stationers in London before embarking on her own creative business venture in Meticulous ink.
When she’s not designing stationery and invitations or teaching calligraphy Athena can most likely be found lindy hop swing dancing to vintage tunes or eating something sugary.
JULIA GATLEYPrinter FAVOURITE PANTONE: 354 FAVOURITE CARD STOCK: Colorplan Mist FAVOURITE STATIONERY: Dragonfly Correspondence Card Set BACKGROUND Brought up in the Worcestershire countryside, Julia spent much of her childhood sat at her Grandmother’s kitchen table surrounded by pencil shavings, putty rubbers and Chinese paint brushes. She later went on to pursue her love of drawing at Kingston University, London, where she completed a degree in Illustration. An internship at a London based letterpress printers introduced her to the wonderful world of woodblock type and antique printing presses… and she was hooked. A few years on, after having run her own design and letterpress print studio, she is now proud to be part of the fabulous Meticulous Ink team.
When not operating a Heidelberg, you’ll most likely find her admiring orchids in subtropical greenhouses or playing the piano on a rainy day.
VERITY SILVESTERPrint Finisher and Consultant FAVOURITE PANTONE: 2238 / 2266 FAVOURITE TYPEFACE: Neutraface FAVOURITE STATIONERY: Bee Letterhead Set BACKGROUND Born and raised in Lancashire, Verity took the plunge to move southward eight years ago to study her Fine Art degree at Bath Spa University. Along with her love of colour and line work, calligraphy became a large part of her life after a friend gifted her a starter set from Meticulous Ink. This new found passion and stationery loving goodness delivered her nicely to Meticulous Ink after completing her MA in Business and Marketing.
On her days away from the shop, Verity can be found in front of her laptop, possibly in a café with copious amounts of coffee, working on her freelance copywriting. She can also often be found reading, playing board games, singing and spending time with her wonderful husband and catkins.
CLAIRE COULLONPrinter FAVOURITE PANTONE: 643 / 120 FAVOURITE TYPEFACE: Akzidenz Grotesk FAVOURITE STATIONERY: Ship Correspondence Cards BACKGROUND Originally from France and having grown up across Europe and the Middle East, Claire studied Graphic Arts & Design in Leeds before working and studying in Brussels, Prague, Paris and New York and most recently Bath as an independent lettering artist, typographer and graphic designer. With a long term dream of working in a letterpress print shop, Claire joined Meticulous Ink as print finisher and is thrilled for the excuse to pay close attention to all the tiny details.
When she’s not working in the shop, Claire pursues her freelance lettering and branding projects, endlessly doodles type and loves watching her young son develop his own love of letters.